gaining and loosing weight

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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
i've been gaining weight when i was on prednisone. I've gain almost 30 pound, it was just one and a half month of time. But after the med it over i've start loosing weigh immediately that week. It that normal or i need to go back with the prednisone??
21 yrs old / diagnosed with croh's on sept 09 / just finish with prednisone / still on pentasa but it doesn't seem it's working =P 

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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
It is normal to gain weight while on prednisone. I've been on it twice and gained weight both times. I am thin and have been for many years with Crohn's and an ileostomy. I usually drink calorie rich shakes throuout the day to maintain my weight. They are very good and will help with weight gain depending on how active your disease is.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years. Now on Remicade, iron, and two months of prednisone. Feeling like a champ!
God Bless. Tony

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   Posted 1/27/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I always gain weight on prednisone. I call the weight gain my "prednisone pounds!" I still have about 16 prednisone pounds to loose.

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   Posted 1/27/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone gives me extra weight as well. And sometimes it is not even fat weight it seems like...just looking bigger.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 1/27/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)'s normal to gain weight but right now i'm off from prednisone and starting loosing weight. Should i try to gain weigh by eating more or leave it as it is because it's normal to loose weigh after prednisone?????
21 yrs old / diagnosed with croh's on sept 08 / just finish with prednisone / still on pentasa but it doesn't seem it's working =P 

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