Hypersensitivity pneumonitis interstitial lung disease (HSID)
I have been on prednisone as high as 60 mg and was weened down to 9 mg as a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis interstitial lung disease. I would like to know if there is another medication to use in place of the prednisone that doesn’t have the side effects that prednisone does? How do you know as a patient when you can be taken off prednisone entirely and let your adrenal glands take over? What kind of physician would be able to determine if your adrenal glands were not functioning?