It looks like I'm finally off steroids. It's been a long story of yo-yoing over nearly 5 years. I was switched to Hydrocortisone a few months ago and have now tapered to zero. Cortisol levels are back up to normal and looks like adrenals working again OK. Some pain and stiffness has come back, particularly in the neck, shoulders and hands (which have never hurt before) so will have to weigh up whether I need to go back up to a small dose or put up with the discomfort. I expected the weight I gained (nearly 2 stone particularly a spare tyre around the waist) and the chubby-cheeked moonface would disappear straight away but a few weeks on and not a pound lost. Does it take time? Please tell me it will go!