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So, I've been on steroids on and off for over a year due to autoimmune arthritis. Had a steroid injection a few weeks ago then went to see my consultant this week for a routine appt. I'd lost half stone in 4 weeks, I've been feeling incredibly tired, forgetful, emotional and nauseous. Consultant sent me for bloods to check cortisol. Then the same night we were woken by an ooh GP who'd been contacted by the lab as my cortisol levels were so low. Since then my consultant has told me the level of cortisol in my blood was just 10%of what's considered normal and that it's serious and that i am likely to need hydrocortisone for the rest of my life. My GP has told me it's likely my immune system is attacking my adrenal glands. I am completely thrown by this and haven't been given a diagnosis. Can anyone give me any advice?
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