I know a lot of us on here are steroid-dependent for asthma control, but I was wondering if anyone else had become completely steroid dependent physiologically?
I had the short synacthen test, and the results were bad. I then had the long synacthen test, and as a result of that, i've been told that my adrenal glands have stopped working and it really doesn't look as though they can be restarted.
I've now got to start hydrocortisone to replace the steroid my body is no longer producing, and for now I will also stay on pred to control the asthma.
Has anyone else had this? It doesn't seem that common to need an additional steroid to counteract the side effects of the first.