lose weight on prednisone??

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   Posted 5/26/2011 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
i was on a dose of 30mg per day and slowly tapered it down to 5mg now, i was wondering if people can lose weight while on a 5mg dose??

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   Posted 5/26/2011 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes it is possible to lose weight.  I did it on 60mg.

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   Posted 5/27/2011 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
On the higher doses I get Nauseated and nervous, so I am not hungry. On lower doses I and ravenous!
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   Posted 5/27/2011 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
When decreasing from 60mg to 5mg of prednisone the side effects also decrease.  So as you stop wanting to eat everything on the planet, the excess fluid is disappearing, and the moon face shrinks you will lose the weight.  However you may not get  to your pre-prednisone weight while maintaining 5mg but you can get very close.        cry  When I was 15 yrs old taking 60mg I could NOT stop eatting and went from 103 lbs to 144lbs in 5 weeks!!!  I did lose most of the weight when I was able to cut down to 10mg a day.  It took me 5 months and alot of exercising because when I was on the 60mg I was eatting 24/7. Good Luck smilewinkgrin
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