I gained 60 pounds in the 80s from repeated courses of prednisone for my asthma. Three years ago I was put on prednisone for my Crohn's disease - total time on prednisone about
3 months. That time I LOST 5 pounds in those 3 months. I took every calorie laden snack food out of my house. I also enlisted the help of my family. I asked then to gently ask me if I really needed to eat if they saw me snacking. I did develop edema in my legs and a moon-face from the prednisone but both went away when I tapered off of it.
This week I was on a short 5 day course of prednisone for the arthritic symptoms. It really helped with my joint pain. Because it was a very short course, I did not have any of the nasty side-effects. Good luck and I hope you get some relief soon!
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