I have been reading other posts about people taking prednisone and gaining weight.. I was wondering.. I have been on pred for a week now and have actually lost weight.. (5 or 6 lbs.) To me, Prednisone feels like being on some kind of drug like speed or something. I can't stop doing things and have hardly any appetite.. I can't go to sleep without something to help and I even though I feel tired sometimes, I just can't stop moving~! This is not what I expected at all... Is this normal???
Thanks for any input.. I'm so confused~~~~ (and hoping this doesn't change as I don't want to gain any more weight)
It's all good except I eat like a bear. On Prednisone I at least double my caloric intake if not more.
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: Mesalamine rectal meds, back on 100 mg Azathioprine