Post Edited (mamarose) : 12/21/2007 2:26:20 AM (GMT-7)
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Hi Mamarose, welcome to the group. I don't have any helpful advice for GB either but I was wondering if the doctor might try somthing else before jumping into this surgery. I weigh abot 160 and can't get rid of the last 30 or so lbs. because of the predisone I beleive. There are some people heree who can't take predisone. I was wondering if the doctor has even tried anything else? GB only works if you are able to stop eating so much and with the predisone I just don't see that as somthing you are going to be able to do. I'm not trying to be nasty but I know I eat like a horse when I'm on high doses of steroids. Has he tried to cut down on your steroids? Usually if you can get down to 10 mg. a day alot of the side effects go away. Trying to taper down sounds much safer than GB. With the weight that you have put on and not being able to walk or stand for long that can't be healthy. It seems like your doctor jumped from 1 to 10 without trying all the other options in between.
I would suggest that you seek out a new doctor and get some more opinons before you jump into anything. Please try to find another doctor. Most of us here have gone thru several. I just don't feel your doctor is taking care of you as well as he/she should. What ever you do we will be here for you to help anyway we can.
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