I will say I am unhealthy overweight (at one point in time I was 302 lbs and going over 30 times in a day) and I have used phentermine successfully with the approval of all my doctors, because I need to lose weight and have orthro reconstructions that limit what I can do.
I would say that weight watchers is not a viable option for most crohnies. However some shakes like HMR are. I am not a fan of slim shots for they worsen my D.
If you can exercise do it.
I would think alot of your issues sound like they are from pred, unfortunately pred can really mess you up. I doubled my body weight. It can also trash your thyriod. Kick you into hunger overdrive due to malnutrion. For me it was get fat or die. Now ekked out a few more years and am in less danger, is the time for me to lose this weight, so I can have surgery for crohns with less danger.
So please think about checking your thyriod and see if you are having vitimen def?
To the others who have answered this thread with never having obesity issues, I want to caution you on whether your judgement is helpful? I have run 34 marathons, served in the military, and played college ball. I would love to be able to lose this weight, but for my crohns at this point in time I have limitations and while I am working to overcome them, it is some what hurtful to have this kind of judgement especially from people who have never really been in my shoes.
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