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scooteacha 06-01-2012 05:17 PM

Weight loss and prednisone
 
Has anyone had any success losing weight while on prednisone or afterwards? I need some advice. I was started on 60 mgs for three weeks, now down to 50 mgs, will go down to 40 mgs for a week and then 5 mg increments hopefully to none. I have scleritis and the eye doctor and rheumotologist have put me on this med for inflammation. I am also trying to eat more whole foods to reduce the inflammation, exercise and take supplements. Any helpful advice would be great.

Thank you,

Robyn in Lake Worth

Meggietye 06-02-2012 01:32 AM

hi Robyn,

Years ago I was on prednisone on and off for the inflammation of Crohn's disease, I understand. I just ate as healthfully as I could and when I got off and my energy levels came back up I was able to get the weight off..I wish you well with your illness.

Nancy

scooteacha 06-02-2012 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Meggietye (Post 82534)
hi Robyn,

Years ago I was on prednisone on and off for the inflammation of Crohn's disease, I understand. I just ate as healthfully as I could and when I got off and my energy levels came back up I was able to get the weight off..I wish you well with your illness.

Nancy

Thank you so much for your input, much appreciated. Right now I am feeling low mentally and physically. I am really going to have to push myself, my immunity is low due to the pred and so I am catching colds so easily. Thanks for the encouragement!


;-)

catebert 06-02-2012 01:56 AM

Hi Robyn,

I've not had an experience with pred (thank goodness) but my cousin was on it a few years ago and for a fairly long time too as I recall. She has Lupus, arthritis and some pretty severe allergies.

I do remember that she managed to lose 25 lbs. while on it I think it took her about 6 months, just eating right and trying to walk as much as possible. She can't do cardio or workout or any exercise like that, so she would get off the bus 2 stops early, things like that. She also got a pedometer and tried to get as close as she could to the recommended 10,000 steps a day.

Hope this helps, and good luck to you!

scooteacha 06-02-2012 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by catebert (Post 82542)
Hi Robyn,

I've not had an experience with pred (thank goodness) but my cousin was on it a few years ago and for a fairly long time too as I recall. She has Lupus, arthritis and some pretty severe allergies.

I do remember that she managed to lose 25 lbs. while on it I think it took her about 6 months, just eating right and trying to walk as much as possible. She can't do cardio or workout or any exercise like that, so she would get off the bus 2 stops early, things like that. She also got a pedometer and tried to get as close as she could to the recommended 10,000 steps a day.

Hope this helps, and good luck to you!

Thank you, that is very encouraging!

Meggietye 06-02-2012 02:36 AM

Robyn, I was pretty low emotionally when on prednisone as well. It really messes with your mood, as if being sick isn't upsetting enough!! Don't worry, this too shall pass. If you can just make yourself walk, just the walking alone will enhance your mood plus burn calories. You can do this Robyn I believe in you!!

Nancy

scooteacha 06-02-2012 10:17 AM

Thanks Nancy!! I wish you luck as well with your diet and exercise goals! This is a great support system!

Robyn:):):)


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