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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes cold sweats, weakness and headache post cataract surgery?

hi...i am a 67yr old female; I had cataract surgery 2 days ago. The eye is healing fine with 1 drop Gentamicin 4 times daily, and 1 drop Prednisolone every 2 hrs. I felt normal until I got up to shower and eat supper. Then I got the cold sweats, weakness, head stillaches, tho i am in my easy bed chair. upset stomach. Could this be caused by the steriod drops on the 6th day?? Is there something else I can take? I appreciate any advice here..thanx GEEZE, I SHOULD HAVE FIGURED. I MUSTA IMAGINED THIS TO BE FREE !! THANX ANYAY, AND DONT SELL MY E MAIL
Fri, 19 Dec 2014
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Welcome to Health care magic.

I reviewed your history.
It seems from the history that you are having cold sweats, headache following cataract surgery.
These symptoms are not related to the use of steroid eye drops.
This requires evaluation to find out the underlying cause and treatment accordingly.

Hence I advice you to consult your doctor for examination for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment accordingly.

Hope this is helpful to you.

Do write back to me for further questions.

Thank you
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