That happened to me when I was pregnant. I gained 50 lbs with the first and 75 with the second. I was barely eating with the second and walking a lot. It seems my metabolism changed the moment I was pregnant. Thankfully, it went back to normal once I had the babies, and I quickly got back down to my normal weight.
I also gained weight with Prednisone, and I had the moon face. But like I said before, I'm more concerned with the long-term effects. Plus, I used to have a horrible skin inflammation issue right on my face. The moon face was nothing in comparison. Both the weight and the moon face went away once I was off the Prednisone.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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