HOW TO LOSE STEROID WEIGHT???

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greshna
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   Posted 10/30/2007 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
nono  Hi to all of you, please can someone tell me what Fastin is?? I have read about it in another post, and also can I get it in the UK???also what can I do to lose my weight gained by taking the horrible pred, I will be off it by the weekend and I desperately want to lose the weight I have gained and more. I was already a stone over weight when I started on the pred and now after 6 weeks on it I have gained another 8 or 9 lbs!!! I am so depressed about this. I need to get rid of it quickly. sad
Kerry

thenay
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   Posted 10/30/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have the moonface side effect it'll go away after a few weeks, sometimes months after stopping pred I've been told.
That's one of the side effects I got and some fat around my belly, I hate it and know your depressed about it, b/c I am too :(
Hang in there, you'll be looking pre-pred soon enough ;)
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22
Tried Pentasa and Entocort, worked for a yr and a bit
Taking Prednisone 35mg, and now on Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat (thanks Pred!) and Restoril 30mg for the sleepless nights I have sometimes.


KaNDiCe21
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   Posted 10/30/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Try a really healthy diet. I only took steriods for about a month and my face was already starting to get swollen. Walk or jog all you can, and work out if you are able. If you are able to stand a sauna go to one of those. My fiance is a boxer and thats what he always did to "cut weight." He also would get into layers of clothing and sweat a lot while he exercised. Just make sure that you are healthy enough and aren't dehydrated.
DX: Crohns in March 2007
Meds: Remicade


Malibu05
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   Posted 10/30/2007 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking Entocort and gained some weight and I am trying sooooo hard to get it off! I'm starting to wean off of the steriods so I've been going to the gym every day and walking fast pace on the treadmil for 2 miles. I also eliminated soft drinks (sprite) and a lot of sugar out of my diet. Been trying to eat pretty healthy but it's hard because I was just starting to be able to eat foods that I haven't been able to in a while. Oh well!

greshna
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   Posted 10/31/2007 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies, and yes I have definately got the moon face, thats the worst of all , I look awful, but as I am now symptom free and can even tolerate saled(I had a subway yesterday) I am going to have to go on a strict diet, and eat all the things that us with Crohn's are told not to eat!!
Kerry

karendee
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   Posted 10/31/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

I am also having trouble and have elimated junk foods and have been really trying... Entocort is what I am on

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


gachrons
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   Posted 10/31/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Your right about loosing weight while having CD . I have lost 4 lbs. by mostly not eating sugar junk .I cain't do salads and much fruit so it's sugar stuff I have to reduce . lol gail

KaNDiCe21
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   Posted 10/31/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Any of this help you?
DX: Crohns in March 2007
Meds: Remicade


Crohnie_81
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   Posted 11/1/2007 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I would be the one who started a post about taking the pill Fastin.  I love it!  And I am not taking the easy way out, if thats what you think.  I could no longer eat the "healthy foods" that I loved so much before all of this chaos.  I tried every kind of diet there was.  I also exercised, but my fatigue would effect that greatly.  My doctor said the next option was this pill.  He said it would help me portion my foods and hopefully help my hunger cramps (I had these even if I wasn't truly hungry).  It would also help with my fatigue and I would gradually have more energy.  It did exactly that and some.  I have no cramps on top of no Crohn's related pains. 
 
Fastin may help you portion your meals, but there is still many things you have to do yourself.  I did not lose 20 lbs. by eating whatever I wanted and not exercising.  I do not eat unhealthy foods. I was never a ice cream, cake, candy, or any sweet type person to begin with.  I stopped drinking soda altogether (even diet) and drink nothing but water and tea.  And because I do have my energy back...I joined a local women's gym (Ladies' Workout).  I work out about 3 to 4 times a week during my lunch break.  I rarely eat fast food and have learned that I still have Crohn's and no matter how great I feel....I cannot eat the foods I loved (salad, veggies, fruits, nuts, etc.) without any reprocutions (sp?)
 
I recommend it, but only if you plan on doing your part in your quest to be healthy and lose weight.  You still have to work at it, but I found that this pill helped tremendously. 
26 yr. old female, Diagnosed in Jan. 2006
 
I take 4000 mg. Pentasa, and one Fastin generic pill a day...that's really it!
 
Had a resection back in February 2007 after no relief with steroids or treatment.
 
 
 


greshna
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   Posted 11/1/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou for all that info, do you or anyone know what is the UK equivalent of Fastin??
Kerry
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