I was put on 5mg Pred in 2020 due my asthma flaring up after several emergency courses (actually think it was Covid but no testing around at the time) and to cut a long story short my cortisol levels are now very low. Had to really push respiratory to do a short synacthen test, which came back that my adrenal is suppressed, though there was a reaction to the substance they give you to stimulate your adrenals. Wasn't a shock as I feel extremely tired in the mornings and often feel very washed out and dizzy. They were just content to leave me on 5mg and repeat the test in 6 months which I wasn't happy with. I saw an Endocrinologist privately who agreed that things would basically be the same in 6 months if just left as I was so he's suggested switching me to hydrocortisone tablets while we taper off the Pred. Only problem is respiratory don't know about this, so I've got a GP appointment next week to ask if she will do it all on the NHS as he also wants me to have another synacthen test in three months privately to see if the new regime has worked, which I can imagine will be expensive.
Must admit I feel quite low and very tired today, any kind of stress doesn't help either as I know cortisol is the stress hormone. Has anyone else tried this new regime? I am really worried that this suppression is going to be long-term and I'll end up feeling like crap on steroid tablets.