I have addison's disease and have been on hydrocortisone about 20mg a day for 15 years. Maybe not a "potent" dose, but it's been a very long time. Can I be certain this won't impact my results? The doctor on The Body website told someone with an almost identical question that it could. I have been having very concerning symptoms -- a 6 month long yeast infection that I can't get rid of, bruising out of nowhere, excessive fatigue/exhaustion and neuro symptoms-- hot sensations on scalp, had tingling in legs, also for a while had muscle pain and weakness-- that hasn't happened in a while, but the yeast has me very worried. At first I thought MS, which I was tested for via MRI, but I am very concerned about HIV. Timing wise, my potential exposure, though low (I know) was 5 years ago, which timing wise makes sense for all these problems to be starting now. Obviously I've been tested, even recently, via antibody test and was negative...but now I'm concerned it's wrong based on the long-term steroids
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