I was at a perfect weight before the flareup, neither underweight nor overweight.
I didn't gain weight from the Lexapro. I've been on it too long. I know why I gained weight. I stopped exercising, and I was eating a lot of chicken curry with rice.
I noticed everyone was complaining of losing weight and wanted to know if anyone gained weight during his/her flare.
I gained weight during my last flare too. That time it was because of the Prednisone. I lost the weight after I stopped taking Prednisone.
I just started going back to the gym. I think people must think I'm out-of-breath because I'm middle age. I'm out-of-breath because I lost a lot of blood, including a ton of blood clots. I really hate having Colitis.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose
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