Hey everyone. At last I seem to be coming out of my flare after 18 months and have just come off prednisone 5 weeks ago and I have lost SO much weight. My normal healthy weight was 64Kgs, my flare weight I managed to hold at 58Kgs, but after stopping prednisone I have lost 6kgs and seem to have flattened off at 52kgs... I am 180cm tall (Approx 6'3") and I look like I'm anorexic...
I have been trying to eat properly and have been trying to include carbs like pasta and rice a lot in my diet. My GI also told me to put butter on my bread and eat my chicken with the skin and all... I've been drinking flavored milks, eating eggs and fatty pastries but to no effect. I just can't seem to put on weight...
I KNOW that if I drink beer I will put on weight, but alcohol is strictly banned from my diet.
I wonder if I am still experiencing some kind of withdrawal from the prednisone. All the other withdrawal symptoms seem to have passed and in general I feel like a little ray of sunshine. I just NEED TO GET FAT!!!
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- 1xZinc per day, 2xScoop of Sustagen Sport per day;
- 1xBIOCeuticals UltraBiotic 45 per day, 1xBIOCeuticals SB FlorActiv per day;
- 1xHeaped teaspoon of Metamucil smooth orange powder 3 times a day.