I knew since being on pred I've gained weight. But I haven't wanted to weigh myself, just didn't want to know I guess. LOL But I just did and I've gained about 15 pounds in the month and a half I've been on it. Major bummer. I'm overweight to begin with, so really didn't need any further pounds.
It's so hard though. When I first started the pred I was doing well, trying to watch the foods that I ate and how much. Low calorie ect... Then the pred fully kicked in and I feel like I'm ALWAYS hungry, with very little control over what I eat. People keep saying "Well just be careful." Sure, they've obviously never been on this stuff before. I feel like I'm starving all the time, and I just crave the worst things!
Hoping as I continue to taper this will get better. Assuming I'll have to really diet to get that 15 pounds off? Or maybe some of it is from retaining water? Yeah I know, probably dreaming there huh?
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 25 mg, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).