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Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 660
   Posted 11/26/2008 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everybody,
I'm trying to eat healthier and stop with the soda and acidy drinks.
I was on prednizone 2 years ago and since then I can't get rid of all that weight I gained. I did loose a lot of it but I feel it just didn't help my situation with trying to shed pounds.
I did start to exercise again in the past 2 weeks.
Anyone else have problems loosing weight? And, If your someone who found a great way to help to loose some weight please share. I'd love to know :-)
Thanks so much for listening.
Happy Thankgiving !!!!!
~~ Donna ~~
Diagnosed with UC in 1987 at age 16
Imuran ~ 2 1/2 pills a day,Pentasa 2x4 a day
Lexapro ~ 20 mgs daily for sanity  :-)

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30976
   Posted 11/26/2008 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Antidepressants can contribute to weight gain....I think if you do eat enough balanced and healthy foods with exercise, you might find your weight will gradually decrease.

Have you had your thyroid checked to make sure you don't have an imbalance there?

You could consider to add fibre supplements to your intake, proper intake of water/fluids and NO artificial sweeteners.

As well, have you had your blood sugar levels checked?

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 11/26/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
YES! After I got into remission I went crazy because eating the things I love without feeling like crap after was amazing. And then came the freshman 15. Oh boy! I actually find that since starting my effexor I am losing weight, not gaining it. I am a stress eater and now that effexor has calmed down my OCD and GAD I've lost 8 pounds in two months. I don't have any good ideas for losing it. I'm not going to lie, I don't exercise (because me makes me feel HORRIBLE after) and I'm in college so I don't eat that great :)
19 year old college student diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16
Remission since January/April 2006
400mg Asacol 2x, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD

"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 660
   Posted 11/27/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Quincy,
I'm actually getting my thyriod and blood work done next week. Its been off in the past and I am sure it still is and need the meds again. It was underative the last time i was on the meds a few years ago.

I'll keep you posted.
Thanks for writting both you and Sam...
~~ Donna ~~
Diagnosed with UC in 1987 at age 16
Imuran ~ 2 1/2 pills a day,Pentasa 2x4 a day
Lexapro ~ 20 mgs daily for sanity  :-)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 11/27/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have good luck by going low- or no-carb. It really works, just stick to eggs, meat and green beans! And cheese and salad with ranch if it doesn't give you problems. In other words, the Atkins diet.
Good luck! I'm hoping to shed 10 pounds by Christmas, now that I've had my mashed potato and gravy fix!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 11/29/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
At my age, 51, it is harder to lose weight. My best advice is Weight Watchers - it's healthy and instead of using their packaged foods prepare your own food according to the diet. Also, I agree w/ Peety the Atkins is a great way to lose weight as well.

Good Luck

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
Canasa 2x a day
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin

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