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My partner has been taking steroid medication for a lung condition. When he was gradually taken off this he became very ill and was told his adrenal gland was no longer working and he would need to take steroids for life. His gp immediately put him back on these steroids until he could see an endocrinologist. He told my partner he needed different steroids as he could not stay on the ones he was on long term however to do this he would need to come off the ones he was on and then start new ones meaning he would need to take a long time off work for bed rest whilst this is done. Another medic told him one lot of steroids could be phased out whilst another lot is phased in thus avoiding the weeks of feeling very ill during the swap over period. We are confused. Which one is right?
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