I am new to this forum, was looking for anyone who might have any experience dealing with adrenal insufficency after long term steroid use? My asthma is poorly controlled, I currently take:
Seretide 250 (2, twice a day)
Flixotide 250 (4, twice a day)
Singulair 10mg (2 at night)
Phyllicontin 225mg (2 in the morning)
Spiriva (18mg in the morning)
Amoxycillin (250mg prophylactic 3x a week)
I also have to take Calcium D3 because the steroids have given me osteopenia and am regularly on oral steroids and stronger antibiotics due to recurrent infections flaring up my asthma.
After a flare up at Christmas I have been diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency and have been put on 25mg hydrocortisone (spread throughout the day). I have severely depleted energy levels despite being out on this and can't get back to my pre-christmas self. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions as to how to start feeling better? I feel like I take tablets to get me though work and then am so exhausted I can't do anything enjoyable. I can't really go out any more and am getting increasingly fed up - and this is normally the good time of year for my health!
Any help, suggestions, or knowing someone else has been through the same thing would be greatly appreciated!