Losing weight while taking prednisone

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Avatar f tn Anyone taken prednisone while pregnant? I am 16w and have low platelets. I am worried about the side effects. Mainly excessive weight gain and mood swings.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Prednisone for 14 days I am following a calorie controlled diet 21 days after stopping the Prednisone I am still not losing weight is this due to the prednisone ?
Avatar n tn Has anyone been successful losing weight while taking zoloft? I've been on paxil, and now zoloft for 12 years, I only seem to be able to gain weight.
Avatar f tn I as actually losing weight prior to prednisone I had lost 20lbs now I have just maintained my weight while busting my butt at the gym. Hopefully the prednisone is helping u and where its draining heals soon. There is a book Jojo recommended called coping with prednisone that I found helpful it had some good tips for beating some of the bloat and how to deal with the other side effects too. The best advice for it is avoiding sodium/salt as much as possible and increase how much water u drink.
Avatar f tn Has anyone else experienced weight gain around the stomach while on Lialda? I've had UC for 22 years and have been on several different medications. I was on Prednisone for 14 years and never gained a pound. In February of 2009 I was put on Lialda after a 4 year remission. I gained 10 pounds within two weeks, all on my stomach. Last November, I had another flare that lasted 4 months (I never lost a pound even though I was eating very little).
1529867 tn?1300880529 s arteritis since may 2010.Im currenly taking 9mg of prednisone daily and 20 mg of methotrexate weekly . My treatment began with 60mg of prednisone and 10 mg of methotrexate and the prednisone was then tapered. Though my Esr and CRP are now normal , and disease activity is low , it is the serious side effects of the steroids that concern me . Will the moon face ever really go away ?? My face has bloated to thrice its size. I've put on around 10 pounds.
158939 tn?1274915197 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 .
Avatar f tn s common for woman who are overweight to lose weight while pregnant..
Avatar f tn What are the dangers of taking prednisone while on accutane? I have heard that prednisone helps with the initial outbreak on accutane but does the acne return once the prednisone is stopped? Is it worth taking the prednisone?
Avatar f tn I was wondering if any of you have successfully lost weight or stayed the same while pregnant. They only thing I plan on doing as far as losing weight is to eat healthy foods and not to overeat like I tend to do and to also excercise. I know if Im prego I shouldnt overdo myself on exercise but light exercise and walking wont hurt! :) I just would like to minimize the chance of getting gestational diabetes or preclampsia while prego! :) Thoughts, opinions, concerns, etc are all welcome!!!
Avatar m tn I was extremely ill with sinus infections about 3 months ago and was given large doses of prednisone from an ER doctor for about a week. Since then, I have had reoccuring lower right side abdominal pain. Any thoughts or help for me?
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, there's no way to completely avoid weight gain or moon face as a side effect from prednisone. They are both known, common side effects and many people who have to take prednisone get them. I know about them first hand - I've had to be on prednisone quite often and often at VERY high doses, and I always get the moon face and weight gain with it, even if my eating/exercise habits don't change a bit.
Avatar f tn Anyone taken prednisone while pregnant? I am 16w and have low platelets. I am really worried about the side effects. Mainly excessive weight gain and mood swings.
Avatar f tn I'm starting my prednisone today and I'm really scared - could anyone who has taken this medication for this condition give me any advice? Did it seem to help? How long were you one the prednisone? I'm already obese and am really worried about the weight gain from prednisone. I'm hoping that I won't be on this medication long.
Avatar f tn t understand the connection with benzos and fluid retention. I was put on prednisone for a while and lost the 25 quickly - at a rate of about 5 pounds a week. Since stopping prednisone, the weight has come back. I haven't taken benzos in 6 months but the facial swelling and water weight have not gone away. When the swelling starts sometimes I notice salivary gland pain, hypersalivation and a slight "mumps" appearance. All of this started when I started taking Xanax.
Avatar f tn I have been taking 150 mg a day of Welbutrin for about 2 1/2 months now and have noticed my hair thinning. I'm not losing hair it's just not coming in like it used to. I'm 57 year old female and wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Also, I seem to be losing weight and don' t have an appetite like I used to. AND I don't sleep very well.I want to stop taking this drug immediately but hear there are side effects to doing that. How do you stop it slowly?
1627204 tn?1302012537 I'm so glad u found a great rheumatologist that u like. It makes such a difference. I'm taking 10mg prednisone and folic acid daily and take 3 2.5 mg tablets once a week of methotrexate but go Monday to adjust those to lower the prednisone and up the methotrexate . I have been on them about 4 months and the plan is to go off prednosone by 6 months and let the methotrexate do the heavy lofting and be on it about a year if not longer.
910930 tn?1242959206 I posted on Tuesday about my cat charlie we took her to the vet this morning and she has some kitty Asthma, so for the next month and a half she will be taking Prednazone, I got overwhelmed and had not yet had coffee and neglected to ask about things to watch for/ be aware of; side effects, reactions Ect. I Figure she will need to be extra Hydrated but shes our baby girl and I want to make sure she OK at all times.
Avatar n tn Weight gain he discussed is caused by long term use of prednisone. A few lose weight while others gain. That is why it gives people "moon face." GERD and allergies have nothing to do with the actual weight. Some can drop the weight while others it throws out of whack and doctors give the same suck it up response you did. I spent years trying to drop weight with my conditions. Nothing worked well because of unaddressed health issues. Recently I started dropping weight without trying.