When I was on pred, I remember going to my doctors office for a check-up a few months after being on it, and the nurse actually said "what have you been eating, WHOLE turkeys?" Needless to say, I WASN'T happy. I was always a chubby kid, and hated the fact that most of my friends were thiner than me, when I got sick, I lost a crap ton of weight, granted, it wasn't the healthy way, but I lost the weight that I wanted to lose. Pred is a messed up drug and I HATE being on it, I only take it as a pre-med now for Remicade, but my GI mentioned that if they can't get this flare under control, that he wants me back on it, which I said, NOPE!
I worked for McDonalds at the time when I was first put on it, and all I did was eat that crap (maybe thats the reason that I can barely stomach it now!) But Chicken Nuggets were my down fall, I'd end up eating like 20 a day (they were quick and easy, 'grab - n- go') and then I'd have a meal on top of it!
I hated the "moon shape" I got in my face, beacause that's were I saw the weight the most. I can't remember when I lost the weight again, but I am sure I was off the Pred. I was on a high doseage of it for almost 2 years, everytime they tried to tapper me off, I'd get worse again (when I was diagnoised, the doc said I was lucky to wake up with my colon!)
Pancolitis diagnosed in '99
Crohn's Disease diagnosed in '06
Medrol Dose Pack
Imuran 100 MG Daily
Asacol 1600 MG Daily
Flexeril 10 MG (four times a day for relaxation/stress relief)
Slow release Iron