Lew, I've had weight issues too due to feeling so rotten that I can't exercise. Before I got sick I was an avid runner and ran a half marathon every fall, with the goal of running a full marathon the year I turned 40. Unfortunately I got sick a few years ago and I turn 40 this month, so there is no marathon for me right now - I can barely walk a mile let alone run or jog.
Like Orion, I am also having some problems eating healthy too. I used to be a healthfood nut and I'm trying to get some of that back. I'm also taking prednisone which autoatically makes you swell and gain weight. It's very sad that I weigh more now than I did when I was 9 months pregnant with both of my kids. I do worry about
the effects of this weight on my health and since I have lupus I am at increased risk for heart problems. It's just so hard when I don't have the energy to work out. For me, if I can work out then I tend to eat healthier.
At least we know we aren't alone on this and heopfully we can support and encourage each other. I have been taking short walks with my dog, which leave me exhausted.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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