Posted 9/1/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)
In the 3-4 years it took for SOMEONE to finally listen to me and diagnose lupus, I did gain weight. One of the earlier doctors insisted it was depression and started me on an anti-depressant. I forget the name of it, now, but it did cause a weight gain (listed as a side effect). But, honestly, I got so sick that I didn't do anything and that, too, led to a weight gain. Before I got sick, I ran an at-home daycare. I ran after 8 babies/preschoolers for 10 hours a day! SO, my weight stayed down. Then, I got sick. Within a year I had trouble walking! So, yeah, I started putting on the weight. I know everyone will say that you lose weight with lupus, but, for me anyway, the opposite was true!
Hope you feel better.
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Prilosec, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR.
Daily Supplements: Multi-vitamin, Calcium, B-100 Complex.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Darvocet, Prednisone.