Have you gained/lost weight in comparison to when you were asymptomatic?
I gained some weight because of taking Prednisone/other medications - 50.0% - 11 votes
I lost weight - 22.7% - 5 votes
I weigh around the same - 0.0% - 0 votes
I gained some weight because of taking Prednisone/other medications - 9.1% - 2 votes
I lost weight - 18.2% - 4 votes
I weigh around the same - 0.0% - 0 votes
Posted 6/20/2011 9:13 PM (GMT -6)
Just wondering how many people in the forum have gained/lost weight (due to prednisone, flare ups or any treatment) in comparison to when you were asymptomatic.
Many people say that they have put on some weight due to Prednisone during the treatment but I never do!
To me, it seems like a lot of women tend to gain weight while on Prednisone but men don't as much?
Posted 6/20/2011 10:11 PM (GMT -6)
I was left with more than a few LBs from all these silly meds!
20yr old female
hospatilzed several times,too inflammed for surgery.
on and off prednisone
currently on humira,6mp,prilosec,vitamind.
Posted 6/21/2011 2:23 AM (GMT -6)
When I was first DX'ed I was still losing weight even on Entocort and the occasional weeks of prednisone
Because of this really strict low residue diet I have had to be on for my extremely narrow stricture in my TI (18months already) I have gained about 20 pounds
But at least I haven't had any more trips to the ER or painful blockages
I am looking forward to my resection in August so I might be able to eat some salad and other normal foods for me again in the Fall
Brain Aneurysn FIXED, Crohn's, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroid, Polychondritis, Pericarditis, Depression
Lacto-Vegetarian Low-Residue Diet,
Solgar V-75, Gentle Iron, Calcium, Vit D, Flaxseed Oil, B2, Biotin, B12 shot, Turmeric
Pentasa, Metaprolol, Gabapentin, Synthroid, Protonex, Plavix, ASPIRIN, Flexerol, Zocor, Xanax, Fiorinal
Was on Entocort, INH, Prednisone, Prednisolone, Cipro, Flagyl
Posted 6/21/2011 6:05 AM (GMT -6)
I have gained and lost probably twice my actual weight over the 23 years I have had CD. Currently I am just a few pounds over my high school weight and I am 46. I don't really think its a good look for a middle age woman, but it could be worse. I have been as much as 50 - 60 lbs higher and 25 lbs lighter. I am not as concerned with weight as I am with how I feel, if I have to weigh more to feel good, that's fine, but if I am going to feel miserable no matter what my size, then I would rather be at a size that I am comfortable at. Plus buying and storing all the different size clothes is a pain!
Posted 6/21/2011 6:43 AM (GMT -6)
Ds was approx 93lb when diagnosed, gained 2lb when on entecort and total enteral nutrition, now 17 months later is weighing in at 142lb (:D) although if he has a bad couple of days he can soon shift 7lb!
Posted 6/21/2011 7:31 AM (GMT -6)
Due to the way I do SCD and exercise I went from around 200 to 150
Pentasa (1,500 per day for the last 8 months), Vit D and B complex, fish oil and SCD vit. Entocort (3 mgs and if all remains good, July 18 off entocort completely). SCD since Nov 2010. Amitriptyline for sleeping
Feeling good to great, almost every day!
Posted 6/21/2011 7:38 AM (GMT -6)
I've gained weight since my resection but not because of drugs. I could finally eat more without becoming obstructed. I'm about 20 lbs more than 14 years ago. That's 20 lbs I could stand to lose.... It could also be a bit of getting older too.
Posted 6/21/2011 7:47 AM (GMT -6)
I have gone up and down with my weight with each flare. I try to keep a few extra pounds on in the good times, because it falls off fast in the bad times. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
Crohn's Disease for over 35 years. Currently on Asacol, Protonix, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
Posted 6/21/2011 1:42 PM (GMT -6)
I gained about 20 pounds after my first resection when they started giving me prednisone since nothing else works for me. My weight definitely goes up and down with my flares and phases of prednisone, but I've never been able to quite get back down to the weight I was at before my diagnosis (of course I was 17 at the time and will probably never be that weight again). Every time I come close I have to go back up on the prednisone. I hate to admit, but I used to really downplay my symptoms and put up with a lot of pain because I dreaded that prednisone weight gain and awkward-looking swelling. Now I'll do anything to get better. Funny how things change with a little age.
| 1998 Crohn's diagnosis
| 2001 bowel resection
| Currently on prednisone, Humira, Methotrexate, and probiotics
| Unable to tolerate ASA, 6MP, flagyl, Remicade
Posted 6/21/2011 3:40 PM (GMT -6)
Lost 50 with first flare. Gained 30 back then like 10 more over the years. Lost 20 with most recent flare. Can't even gain 1 back. :(
Diagnosed 2002 at 18. Remission for about 7 years. Getting back into the swing of things at 26.
50mg Imuran, Entocort 9mg/day, 5mg/kg Remicade q8weeks.
First surgery April 2011 to drain an abscess...
The guts are great...bye bye fistula and abscess.