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Nice article and thanks for exploring some of the other angles. I still need to go back into my past a bit and see if I can dig up anything else about how severe childhood asthma could impact HPTA function as an adult.
I remeber several times my parents rushing me to the hospital barely able to breath. At the hospital they would shoot me full of adrenalin and other meds as the standard protocol, and administer O2 of course. Until my early teens I used albuterol and other inhalers. Primateen mist was also very popular back then and I had a cousin whos lung collapse was atributed to its use. They since pulled it off of the market.
I still wonder if all of this could lead to adult complications or would the body have adapted and healed once the medication use wask reduced.
It may also be the case that the treatments are not as severe today as they were 30 years ago so docs are just not aware or sensitive to these risks and potential complications. All hypotheses of course.