If/when did yose weighFTER t you stoppe prednisone?

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   Posted 12/23/2008 3:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thans - TSM
Male - 42, San Diego, CA
Diagnosed May 2002 with Ulcerative Colitis
Asacol = 400mg X 12
Prednisone = 25mg
Omeprazole = 20mg X 1
Lisinopril = 10mg X 1 (blood pressure)
Lomotil = 2.5mg X 3-4 (when flaring)
Calcium + D = X 1

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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on pred from august of 06 til march of 08. I gained about 60 lbs. since i got off in march I have lost about 45 lbs without really trying.

This has happened one other time. I was on pred from jan 98 til dec 00 and gained about the same. It really tooka year to be back to normal again.

Some people only gain a little with pred but i was never one of those. However i won't have to deal with it again. I was steroid dependent so I can't use it again.

Hope things get better for you soon!
Kelly, 30, suburbs of Chicago, IL

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, no more pred after two years!!!! Off imuran as remicade is working!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran 8mg every six hours for nausea
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 4th infusion

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   Posted 12/23/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on it for about three months and I gained about 10lbs. I think it was mostly water retention - I lost it in about a month after stopped the pred.
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter
Lialda now down to 1 pill a day!
Canasa on and off as needed
Probiotics Daily

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   Posted 12/23/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   

I have gained 15 pounds in 3 months on pred. Last time I was on it I gained about the same and lost it within a month of going off of it.



Jackie, 43

Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, colazal 3x3, Sythroid, Protonix, Flagyl

10 infusions of Remicade- doesn't work
Severely anemic-

back up to 30 mg of pred
Added 6MP- November 25th
Surgery almost certain

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   Posted 12/23/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Managed to put on around 30lbs on the pred. Since I realised what was happening, have managed to lose 8lb or so, although still on the pred. Largely a question of drinking lots of water when I feel hungry and just saying "no" when I have the munchies!
UC - diagnosed Sep 2008 - awaiting colonoscopy to determine extent
Omeprazole 2 x 20mg
Prednisolone 15mg
Calcium (Adcal-D3) 1500mg
Mesalazine 8 x 500mg
Mesalazine foam enema
Multivitamins x 2
Omega 3

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   Posted 12/23/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I managed to keep my weight gain at 15 lbs after two years on Pred, and the first few lbs went right off, but I'm having trouble with the final six. Thank goodness I didn't gain any more than what I gained!!

Been trying to get back to the gym at least -- that ought to help.
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Finally achieved remission mid October 2008!!
12 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08, 9/26/08; 11/08/08; 12/20/98; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D; Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro

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   Posted 12/24/2008 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't remember how long I was on it but I do remember that I gained about 10lbs and I had the giant moonface and I lost it all within a month
20 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

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   Posted 12/24/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Guess I'm one of the lucky ones here. I went from 220 last feb before I was diagnosed, started loosing weight with the flare, was down to 200 when I was diagnosed in aug and started on pred. I then dropped to 179 real fast. about a month ago a went back up to 184. I now have been stayin at 184. But I watch my diet alot better than I did before This flare ( my first ). Doc just started tapering me from 30mg. Guess I'll see what happens next as I go off pred. AM hopin for 180 as a steady weight. At 220 I was up happy. At the top end of the charts for my height and frame. 180 is the bottom end of the charts. I do however have the moon face ( a little ) and My belly looks bloated.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
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