Welcome to the forum! I'm sorry you're having so many issues. I am another person who gained a lot of weight from the prednisone. I was a teeny tiny thing when I was first diagnosed. 105 pounds. about 8 months later, and 40mg of pred every day, I gained 75 pounds. That was a lot for me. I've been yo yo'ing back and forth between 140 and 160 for a few years now. Very annoying. So I know what the weight gain is like. It's hard. Discouraging.
I don't have any experience with gastric bypass either. Considering your health and medications, if I were a doctor I don't know if I'd recommend the procedure. The risk of infection and complications is high for you. It's a risk for anyone, even someone with no other health issues. I'd definitely get more than one opinion on this. Get lots of opinions and really research the procedure. I don't blame you for being nervous about it. I would be too.
I hope there someone here who has first hand experience for you. I look forward to getting to know you! You sound like a lovely woman who will fit in perfectly with all of us! We like to have fun here too!! Every now and then we'll get a thread going that has us all in stitches. It's good to laugh at ourselves every now and then!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus