Does anyone else get pain in the kidney area when reducing their prednisolone? I've been through loads of tests to try to get to the bottom of what was thought to be kidney pain but someone mentioned it might actually be my adrenal glands causing the issue. I know your adrenal glands can shut down after long term steroid use. Eventually when reducing pred I was told you get to the point where the amount you take in the form of pred isn't enough so the adrenal glands have to start making the hormones you need. Could this be causing the pain? my adrenal glands trying to work again? Are there any tests you can do?
I'm desperate to get to the bottom of this especially as the only other option is to use painkillers long term. I have trouble finding painkillers wich don't make my chest bad & don't really want to have to take any more meds long term.
Hope someone can help!