Hi I am currently weaning off the prednisolone but today before I went for my health walk, I had my blood pressure taken by NHS health and well being team. My blood pressure is low 180/62...and I had just walked for 20 minutes to get to the location. She did comment and sais she thought it was a bit low but not too low. I would like to know if low blood pressure is a common thing for AIH/PBC.
I also have been feeling light headed on rising for months now, long before they started to reduce my pred. I understand there are witdrawal symptoms relating to the weaning off but also if ther was an adrenal issue from the long term use of steroid then low blood pressure and light headedness is a symptom. My previous consultant said it was very important to see what the adrenals are doing before stopping the steroids because long term use switches the adrenals off. This new consultant said nothing about checking. Should have had a short synacthin test to check the adrenals are still working or at least have the ability to work.