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Stopped taking steroids last week after being on them for most of this year through having flare ups one after the other doc wanted to see me when I was having flare up couldn't get to see him saw another doc who said I have a virus felt so breathless had to leave work ,I think it's with coming off steroids anyone had anything similar

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    Suddenly ceasing that type of steroid can be life threatening. If you have been on them for some time you have to slowly titrate down. And then you have to ensure that your adrenal glands are still able to produce cortisol. With an abrupt halt, your body may be unable to produce this life essential hormone, cortisol. You could then go into what is called an adrenal crisis. Long term use of steroids like prednisone can result in lifelong dependence. Basically, without them you die.

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