Hi, my first post and apologies for the essay but I really need some help. I've been on prednisolone of varying doses for 2 years and am now desperate to get off it. I'm already on 1mg/2ml pulmicort, salbutamol, atrovent nebules and singulair tablets.
Does anyone know how long it takes for all your bodys systems to revert back to normal or if there are any tests which can be done to check?. I've had a failed IVF cycle due to suspected HPA suppression so I'm desperate to get off the tablets. Unfortunately my asthma is out of control again so I'm on high doses again after getting down to 4mgs a day for the past month. Is there anything else apart from prednisolone tablets you can take to control asthma which wouldn't cause HPA suppression? In a catch 22 situation I'm getting stressed about still being on the tablets which is making asthma even worse. How quickly can you come down from 40mgs to nothing? I've been told I've got to do things gradually due to the length of time on the tablets but time is running out.Has anyone else experienced problems like this? Anyone else have several calf cramps when reducing or know wht to do to relieve them?
Any advice would be great as all this is vey new to me, many thanks