I also started at 40... was there for a couple months... my eating binge didn't start till I started to taper. Like I said previously... it gave me lots of energy, and there were to many important things to do than eat. I was HYPER and lost weight while on that High dose... 41 pounds to be exact. WHen I started to taper- around 25 mg- is when the munchies hit and I started to fight weight. Have so far only gained back about 10 pounds. But tapering is when moonface and bloating started for me. SO..... at 40 - if you're like me- there are lots of benefits. weight loss, excessive energy. Even now at 15 mg I still have no joint pain. So.... there are up sides.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet
as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol