Most patients recover within 1-5 years. The average recovery time is 1-2 years, with the worst symptoms often displaying themselves about 3-4 months into the process (while the steroids are leaving the system). However everyone is different and many patients report having suffered different timelines, with some recovering is just six months, to some who still suffer 8+ years down the line (we don’t want to scare you, this is very rare!).