Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
It is hard for me to tell if waiting until Tuesday is too long to wait for the IV therapy. There are a number of conditions that can cause the symptoms you are having. One that comes to mind,however, is Giant cell arteritis. This disease can attach your optic nerve, as well as other areas/blood vessels in your body.
Here is an excellent article from a highly trusted source on this topic:
There is nothing that you did, including stopping your stresam, that caused this. The treatment you are receiving is to prevent the same thing from happening in your other eye.
If this is the disease your doctors are concerned about they may want to do a biopsy of an artery on the side of your head, preferably in a area that is tender.
Does this make sense to you?
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