how much weight will i gain with prednisone

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funkymonkey911
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   Posted 7/27/2011 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hi guys,
 
        I was just wondering on average how much do you think i will gain with prednisone? i take 20 mg in the morning and 15 in the night everyday, then after every two weeks the docs will reduce it by 5 mg until i have nothing left. Ive been taking it since the end of june and have already gained 7 pounds. even though they say it will go once i take 10 mg its so hard to beleive and makes me feel so depressed

Bsime
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   Posted 7/28/2011 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
You might not gain any...I didn't.  It does change your metabolism and if you are less active with lupus you need to change what and how much you eat to prevent yourself from gaining weight.  I am sure others will disagree but after 6 years on prednisone I have gained nothing by watching what and how much I eat.  Avoid sweets and high calorie comfort foods.  Limit your carbs and portions until you know how pred affects you.
 
Short term treatment of pred should not be a big problem if you control your eating habits.
 
 
Bill

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   Posted 7/28/2011 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...I have been on 10mg pretty much daily for several months now and I have not gained any weight. I am still under weight and the pred has actually increased my appetite some.  But then I guess it depends on the individual as the other poster mentioned.

Bsime
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   Posted 7/28/2011 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Just to clarify...I took 60mg daily for 7 months and then very slowly tapered over a 5 year period of time.
 
Bill
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