Prednisone weight loss

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If you are being prescribed prednisone it could be to treat an autoimmune issue. This could be related to treatment with interferon. Is the doctor well aware or of the opinion that this could be treatment related hearing loss? If you use the search engine at medhelp you will see that there are other threads here with this topic.
Steroid weaning can mimic other conditions and is characterized by weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, weight loss, dizziness or fainting. Tapering the drug gives the adrenal glands time to adjust and produce its own hormones to return to their normal patterns of secretion. How quickly steroids can be tapered depends on the medical condition. It is best to see your physician and discuss your concerns. Hope it helped. Keep me posted. Take care and regards!
I had to force feed him for awhile and then he was put on Prednisone and gained three pounds in a week. His weight and appetite was up and down for the next year or so but he got back up to around nine pounds. Currently he has been off of Prednisone for one month and has been eating out of control. He seems to always be hungry. The problem is he is still losing weight and is back down to six pounds. He is boney and sickley looking.
I am having some success right now using the food diary here on MedHelp in conjunction with the weight tracker and the support of the people on the weight loss and dieting forum. I plan my eating for the day using the food diary and it calculates the calaories, fat, protein, carbs, etc. and I adjust my plan to fit. Recording it really makes me accountable and keeping within the calorie level I picked has helped. The healthy cooking forum has lots of good recipes too.
A sedentary person may only require 900-1200 calories a day to stay at a balanced weight. So to achieve weight loss a patient would need to keep their calorie intake to around 1200 calories a day and perform some type of physical activity that would burn an extra 300 calories a day. Many patients with the inability to use their lower extremeties will perform light weight lifting with their upper extremeties several times a day to help them stay strong and to burn extra calories.
When I graduate I want to work as an advocate full time so am looking to straighten out my weight and build stamina. I am in remission from lupus but gained a bunch of weight while on prednisone. I am currently 187 and need to be 135. I have scoliosis in 2 places so the wieght loss is critical to get the stress off Ios my spine. Most of my weight gain is around my belly and above my rear. The diet I'm starting out with is a zero sugar low carb diet. I replaced my soda with carbonated water.
OMG how do you get rid of it????? Can you????? What about weight loss, is it hopeless. I barely had any hormones or none, and trying to find a good Doctor that deals with ADRENAL INSUFFIENCY AND WOMENS HORMONES. It took me 8 Doctors to find one and now we moved to Tucson, AZ and I cant find anyone who does BIO - HORMONES and ADRENAL INSUFFENCY WITH WEIGHT GAIN AND HUMPS . Someone having the same problems.
I went to Mayo Clinic with nausea, vomiting,reflux, extreme fullness and weight loss from 105lbs to 78lbs. I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis with no reasoning for this condition. I had been battling stomach pain, parasites, full feeling for at least three years prior to this episode. They put on reglan worked great but I became very depressed. they recently put me on propulsid. It worked also but because of the scare about how it can damage the heart,they took me off of it.
I would say that it is a 50/50 chance whether you would lose weight in the long run as the product wasn't designed as a weight loss product. (but I'm not a doctor so your dr. might be able to tell you what to expect).
I have ulcerative colitis. In 2005 I had a flare up with bleeding and also had pressure in the back of my head. GI put me on prednisone and Nortiphine for head. CT showed no abnormaties in head. Had MRI 6 months later again normal. In March 2008 had a bad case of acid relex and 2 weeks later started to bleed again. Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and CT of abdomen and all came back normal. I started losing weight, my legs were shaking and the bleeding became stronger.
With your current health situation, there could be so many variables that would affect your weight loss and your health that you wouldn't want to do this by yourself. Good luck!
//ibdcrohns.about.com/cs/prescriptiondrugs/p/medprednisone.htm Prolonged use of prednisolone can depress the ability of body's adrenal glands to produce corticosteroids. Abruptly stopping prednisolone in these individuals can cause symptoms of corticosteroid insufficiency due to adrenal suppression. Adrenal suppression refers to the body’s inability to synthesize natural corticosteroids, resulting in a dependency on the prednisone taken by the patient.
I am an asthmatic and had a flare this weekend, when I was not able to keep my blood oxygen above 93 at home I went into the ER where they gave me breathing treatments and IV steroids then sent me home with a prescription for prednisone to start today (which I took). The thing I noticed yesterday (along with breathing better) was a HUGE diuretic effect.
I know that long-term use of prednisone can block thyroid absorption but would a 6-day course of prednisone (METHYLPREDNISOLONE 4MG DOSPAK 21) block absorption enough to bump a TSH from 0.11 to 22.06 even while taking the required thyroid supplements???? The last time I *had* to get my TSH this high (for RAI) it took me 4 weeks and the low iodine diet to get my TSH this high (and I still had remaining thyroid tissue). BTW - my Free T3 1.8 (down from 3.9 three months ago) and my Free T4 .
I am a 25 year old woman (currently weighing around 126 lbs) in the process of being diagnosed with Lupus. I've experienced the following for 5+ years: burning/tingling sensation in my head/scalp, memory loss, extreme fatigue, confusion, mood swings. I have gone to several neurologists with no luck and finally visited a rheumatologist - she took 15 viles of blood - some of which did come back positive.
I lost my job and my medical coverage and have been taking Prednisone, 15mg per day, as a stop gap. This is the only medication I have used which stops this condition and allows me to have a mostly normal resperatatory function with a loss of taste and smell and a mild congestion in my throat. I'm now starting to have side effects from this medication which includes: hot flashes, weight gain, hives, and some blurred vision.
After some time and numerous flare-ups, plus being on prednisone for a long time my weight spiked to over 300 lbs. BTW my crohn's WAS in remission until recently and I'm on Humira hoping that it goes back into remission. I highly doubt that ANY doctor would do a bariactric surgery on a patient that has their Crohn's disease that is fairly active. I had a heart attack last year and actually lost about 40 lbs. Yes it is hard but you can do it!!!! Again Good Luck!!!!!!!
I have lost 20 pounds in 2 months. I know this surgery is not intended for weight loss, but I just can't eat but a few bites and I am full and feeling like I need to throw up, but I can't. The nausea is really bad too. I feel like I am not getting the nutrients I need. As far as the lupus goes, I think that is going OK. My muscles have felt weaker, but that could just be because I am hardly eating. Before the surgery, I did take vitamins and herbs.
I have started taking Effexor a few months back and started a diet also (Weight Watchers). I have managed to loss 19 lbs but did hit a plateau for about 3 weeks. The Effexor did wonders for me mentally and so far I have managed to stay on the diet. I hope that I can continue.
I have to remind myself whenever I feel sad or depressed all of the sudden that that's not me but the prednisone. My doctor warned me about gaining weight so I filled up my refrigerator with fruits, vegetable and a lot of healthy snacks (yogurt/cottage cheese). I've been in prednisone for a total of 6 months and I've gained about 10 lbs. I think it could've been worse. I also try to stay active and exercise 3-5 times a week. Even if it's only for 20 minutes, it does make a difference.
Fatigue. A loss of appetite. Weight loss. Mild fever. Numbness and tingling in the hands. Are either of you being treated for RA and/or the pain associated with it? What are you taking?
If she's had that many symptom changes since Friday,had significant weight loss, and being an older dog, there could be an underlying condition going on that the vet hasn't done tests for. I hope she gets better soon and don't worry until you talk to the vet. She may just need time to get over the infection, but it doesn't hurt to double check.
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Hi, I saw your last post on our other heading and wanted to relate a couple things I learned about Prednisone. First, I was put on it when my Doc saw my thyroid antibodies were pretty high. He had me take 15 days of it divided as follows; 5-days of 30mg, 5-days of 20mg and 5-days of 5mg. Like Ar1282a, who was on it, I felt absolutely terrible when tappering off of it BUT, felt like I could climb mountains when it was in my system but not built up too high.
Our vet prescribed prednisone to make him more comfortable. Although his only noticeable problem was weight loss and lots of excess sleeping. But our vet insisted he was in pain and that we should start a course of the drug. We gave him his liquid dose... about 2 hours after we gave it to him, we noticed his labored breathing, then it just went downhill from there...it was quite awful.. he totally freaked out, he couldn't walk, he was stumbling, peeing where he stood... extreme panting...
If there is NO OTHER OPTION, I would check into all of the available options for weight loss. Weight Watchers has an excellent program, and I would encourage you to start immediately. Phentermine might be an option for you--your doctor might be able to prescribe if there are no contraindications--to get you a jump start. Orlistat (xenical) is a fat blocker that is available over the counter--your doctor could perhaps help you get started on that instead or in addition to the others.
My sugar is still great but no more weight loss. I thought this was going to be my answer to weight loss prayers. I did have a lot of nausea and loss of appetite so I guess that had a lot to do with it. I have contacted the company but haven't gotten a reply. Let me know how you do.
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