My own example:
"I take off my contact lenses and I always feel tingle."
Does the sentence I shortened equal the example below?
"Taking off my contact lenses, I always feel tingle."
No, it gets interpreted as "simultaneous action" rather than one that follows the other.
I think the problem is that "taking [out]" is a continuous action, not a complete one. You could say
Finishing taking out my contact lenses, I always feel ...
The use of the "finishing" gives the previous action (taking out of lenses) completeness, which helps in temporal and causal connection to the next action, feeling the tingle.
After taking out my contact lenses, I always feel ...