I was diagnosed with Adrenal insufficiency last week after feeling run down for ages. I used to be on pred every day but in the last 4 years have only required a couple of short courses each year. I was tested for adrenal insufficiency a few years ago and did not have it. Since that test I have only had two courses of pred a year so they are saying that the adrenal problem has most probably been caused by my flixotide ( fluticasone ) inhaler 1000 mcg daily.
I have good asthma control at the mo and am happy with only a couple of admissions a year. I know that fluticasone is quite a potent inhaled steroid so was thinking of asking my cons if it might be worth changing my inhaled steroid to see if I can get some adrenal function back.
I have been well controlled on fluticasone for many many years so am a bit cautious abt changing to another inhaled steroid but will try it if there is a chance that my adrenals might recover.
Have any of you changed from flixotide ( fluticasone ) to another inhaled steroid ? If so, which inhaled steroid has worked for you??? would be grateful for any advice as I don't want to do anything to worsen my asthma control but at the same time, if I can be managed on a less potent inhaled steroid then would like to see if this improves my adrenal function.
Any advice appreciated.