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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 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).
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 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 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.
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.
Avatar f tn s common for woman who are overweight to lose weight while pregnant..
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 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.
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 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 n tn What a shame your vet made what appeared to be an honest mistake in communication. It does sound as though your dog needs the higher dose of prednisone a while longer to keep the intestinal inflammation at bay. It's such a trial and error thing to find the lowest effective dose for these kinds of problems. Since it's now Monday, go ahead and call your vet. At the same time, ask him about protocol for these kinds of things and emergencies that crop up on weekends.
304653 tn?1217001302 after being on it for years her body would not let her get off of it and everytime she would try the lupus would get really bad.. the prednisone made her gain a lot of weight and look very puffy.. she was finally able to wean herself off little by little over many years... there are other meds that are better for lupus without all of the side effects... if you end up having it be sure to shop for dr.'s and find someone who knows what they are doing..
Avatar f tn I disappeared for a while. I have a J-pouch and no I am not on Prednisone.
Avatar m tn I don't think prednisone can benefit your HCV treatment. If it is absolutely necessary then you have to take it and hope for the best. I question whether you're in a situation which demands prednisone. If you don't need it then don't take it but if you are taking prednisone, do taper your dose rather than stopping cold turkey. Sudden prednisone withdrawal can be very dangerous so be careful.
474314 tn?1219345522 I was loving the 25 pounds I had lost before I was diagnosed (I ignored my symptoms for months) - ate everything in sight and was losing weight, I should have known it was too good to be true. Anyway, they fixed my metabolism long before my apetite turned off. And, I think I went a little hypo after a few weeks on the tapazole. I was able to lose some weight the winter following my TT while on synthroid - started taking an aerobics class and eating better.
1192309 tn?1264801232 I understand your weight loss might be from other illness but if you are average weight (and losing), if you were very sick at diagnosis and especially if you have another autoimmune disease such as thyroid, you might want to get your antibodies checked to make sure you are in fact type 2. Many of us were misdiagnosed type 2 purely by age and are in fact LADA/Type 1.5 which is a form of Type 1 with a slower onset. Worth getting tested for so you know how to treat correctly.