I take 25mg of hydrocortisone a day for addisons disease am also type 2 diabetic which is diet controlled do I have to shiel


  • Aj_x
    Aj_x Member Posts: 206

    Hi Pricey,

    Welcome to the Versus Arthritis Community Forum.

    With the post being in the COVID-19 forum have a little look around the forum and other posts and see what other people have put and your question might have already been answered.

    Also your best bet could be to contact your GP and ask them as they will know your condition better than anyone.

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    Hope you manage to find the answers to your question and come back to the forum soon. Stay Safe


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520

    I am shielding as the two medications I take for my psoriatic arthritis suppress my immune system - I am not a doc but a quick look at the treatment of Addisons also mentions this aspect of hydrocortisone tablets as they are a steroid. For your peace of mind I think you should get proper medical advice on this, preferably from your GP, as we are not qualified to advise. I presume you have not received a letter as yet? DD

    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben