Our expert says:
OK, cortisone can be unhelpful for your level of immunity, and can also be associated with depression or similar mood disorders. Any significant illness is stressful and can be depressing. I wonder who the "they" are who say your immunity state is low. Depression is a common disorder anyway, and chronic illness and cortisone use can increasse the risk. Depression often affects appetite and weight, but can go in either direftion - increased appetite and weight, or decreased. I'm awfully sorry to hear about your dog and cat.
Its not clear who has been dealing with your illness(es) so far, maybe a GP ? Whenever things get so complicated, it's usually wise to get the opinion of a specialist, in this case at least a medical specialist in asthma, and maybe a psychiatric opinion, though the symptoms of depression are usually quite clear, and the use of antidepressants fairly widely understood among other doctors, even a psychiatrist. And counselling could help you to cope better with the burdens of illness, and to recover sooner and better
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