I've now been on 4mg daily for about 8 weeks, sticking it out in the hope that my adrenal system will kick in and restore its natural functioning given enough time.
On the plus side, I have found that the episodes of flushing, nausea and shaking have reduced. On the minus side, my energy levels simply have not picked up, so that on a good day the most I can manage is a 5 minute drive to the local shop and back. Othersie, I've been watching the Tour de France from my armchair.
Last week, I had a myocardial perfusion scan, which seems to have set me further back. Since having it, my chest feels tighter and my breathing is more laboured. Coincidence? My joints are feeling more achy too, so I fear that this may all suggest that I need to increase my steroids again....
The picture is one my bike sent me from its holiday without me this year. x