I am still currently on the Dexamethasone steroid to deal with brain swelling after the cyberknife radiation. It has now been ~9 months since cyberknife. They are going to try to tapper me off again but are worried my adrenal glands may have shut down for good since I have been on the dexamethsaone for so long so they will need to do a stim test. They want to switch me to Hydrocortisone until the glands wake up, but if they dont wake up then I will need to be on Hydrocortisone for the rest of my life.
Does anyone know if Hydrocortisone has the same effects as the other steroids like Dexamethasone/Prednisone where your face gets puffy, weight gain, joint pains, etc.