If you have been on higher dose steroids a long time it can inhibit the production of natural cortisone produced by the adrenal glands. Your adrenals may have stopped producing this natural cortisone and you will need to be on ~5 mg daily for the rest of your life. This is the amount your body would have naturally produced and this is what it needs to function -- things like keeping the heart beating and so forth.
Simple walking is a weight bearing exercise!!
Post Edited (GreenBeans) : 8/20/2018 12:29:23 PM (GMT-6)