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I have been suffering with shortness of breath and a dry cough for around 4 months now. After ruling out TB with CT, Xray, bloods and sputum tests i had a 7 week wait for an appointment .. not overly happy with that. At my appointment my o2 levels were so low i was admitted for 3 days of steroid IV to help reduce lung swelling. For now it is just suspected sarcoidosis but they put me on 40mg of prednisolone (just finished two weeks on that dose & reduced to 30mg) ... my question is, roughly how long after starting steroid treatment would people suffering with pulmonary sarcoidosis begin to feel the benefits? I'm getting some of the negative side effects of prednisolone but don't seem to yet be getting any of the benefits... still struggling to climb the stairs!
Sorry for the long message but thought some detail may help.
Great forum & thanks in advance for any responses.
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