Hang in there!! It is so hard, and I know for me, the cravings are such that I literally could not control them. There was no way I was eating an apple instead of a bag of gummi bears, hard as I tried.
The first time I was on (4 months total), I started gaining after the first month, then stopped gaining as I tapered down-probably about halfway. In the 2 months that I gained, I gained 50 pounds. It was awful. (and it didn't come off easily either-it magically appeared, but did not magically go away)
So the second time, I was so careful about my food and drink choices. I suffered through healthy food even though all I wanted to do was open my mouth and pour sugar straight into it. Same gaining pattern happened over the 4 months, only this time because I watched what I ate, I gained 45 pounds. Yup-it made all of a 5 pound difference. I was pissed.
I still haven't taken it all back off, but now I am pregnant, so that is going to have to wait. The gain WILL stop though. For me, it happened about midway through the taper. I didn't start losing anything until I was completely off, and even then, it was only about 10 pounds. After that I had to really work. Sucks. It will get better though-hang in there!!
35 years old, stay at home mom of 2 girls, ages 5 and 4
Currently expecting #3! Due 8/31/2011
Diagnosed in March 2007, symptoms started Dec. 2006
REMICADE (started 2/26/10), otherwise taking Asacol (6/day), slow-fe iron, milk thistle, multivitamin, calcium, Ultimate Flora Critical Care, Vit. C, Vit. D3, Omega 3, PepZin, MegaZyme, Folic Acid, B6 & B12