I just received the results from my second Synacthen Test and it seems that my Adrenal function has recovered all by itself. The only thing I changed is a small, slow reduction of Prednisalone. I hope this gives hope to people in the same boat. Sometimes the body just takes time.
The first test showed a baseline figure of 223 rising to 395 after the stimulating substance ( 24 hours Pred free). This was regarded as underperforming.
The second test showed a baseline of 327 rising to 495, this is apparently completely normal.
Of course I am still tired, but it has nothing to do with my Adrenal function. My Endocrinologist suggests that it is steroid withdrawal. He wants me to wean down to 3 mgs ( I am alternating 4.5 and 5 mgs and will continue to do so for the 6 weeks prescribed by the Rheumatologist) , then carry on alternating at 6 week intervals until 3 mgs is reached. Slow suits me! Apparently I have to continue observing the sick day rules until I see him again.
My guess is that I jumped the gun on the Synacthen Test and should have waited until I was at around 2/3 mgs rather than 5 mgs.
Relieved! Just going for a nap though 😴.