My last experience, I was only on the pred for 1 month and in that month I gained 40 pounds. I am still a very big girl. I cry everytime I go to try on clothes. I was a size 4 for the past 10 years and just recently had to by size 12 clothes as I had only bought one pair of "FAT" pants. It's been two months since I have been off of it and I haven't lost any at all. I did get some water pills becuase I was swelling so much I was unable to walk but they didn't even work. I'm not sure if it is because with all of the medication I have been on but something damaged my liver. Ther had to do an ultrasound to find it. By belly is still huge and it's like jello or a waterbed it just jiggles. I am goin to join a gym on the first and see if that can make any difference. I am supposed to visit some friends in a couple weeks and I know what they are going to think when they look at me, I just hope that I can get it down a little more.
It's amazing what we all are going through with the illnesses, the medication and all of their side effects, not to mention the mental stress that we all endure. So I declaire all of us superheros (capes will be shipped at a later date), we fight deadly infections with our powerful gaseous explosions, say "take that" to our unsupporting families (one hour of locking ourselves in the bathroom while they do the pee pee dance and beg to be let in, oh and when they do feel satisfied in knowing that their eyes are watering, nose hairs are frying and of course the nothing tastes right for the rest of the day because those smell particles flew into their mouths as tey were screaming, UHHHH WAS THAT YOU????), and don't forget our most powerful weapon (the "yes, yes you are going to drive for me, and don't think that we are going to get there early because I, yes, I have the power to make you stop at every rest stop, Mc Donalds, Burger King, gas station, row of bushes or any other location that is on our "clean bathroom" list, just because I can. mwaaaa haaa haa). So stand up tall and powerful for we have powers that no weapon can touch us, no one can get in our way (especially when we are running for the bathroom), who needs regular superheros when we are the poopie heros.
Diag. Aug 06 (Proctosigmoiditis), finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 12 August 08, Paxil (1 a day) for Depression & anxiety, Azathioprine, Morphine (three a day) for pain, Flexeril (three a day), Tramadol (as needed for breakthrough pain), Fioircit (for migrains), Phenergran (for nausea), Omeprazole (for gerd from the pred), Ambien (to actually get some sleep every once in a while), Calcium (for osteopenia), aloe juice (2Xs a day), B-12 (injections weekly and tabs daily), Folic Acid (1 tab daily), Tylenol Sinus (three times a day, darn you Florida), Acidophilus (of course).