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Doubt it. Steroids suppress the adrenals, basically reducing their ability to respond to pituitary stimulation. But, have you been prone to panic attacks, spurts of hypertension, tacchycardia, sweating, that sort of thing? If so, maybe you need to be evaluated for pheochromocytoma, which is a hormone secreting adrenal tumor. It is not cancer (at least not in most cases). But, that is what they thought I had, even though my 24 hour urine for catecholemines was just slightly elevated. That was why I wound up having an adrenalectomy (an adrenal tumor was seen on CT). Turned out it was not on my adrenal gland, but was just a ganglioneuroma in the same vicinity. Those can secrete hormones too.

Jan Smiler
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