Hi and happy holidays to all!
I have a question that I was hoping you could help me with. I have been unfortunate enough to be on Prednisone for UC for 3 long years. I would taper from 20 mg down to 10 mg and flare, rinse, repeat. Many times. I finally found a good gastro guy who put me on Endocort and Rowasa and I was finally able to taper off Prednisone totally two weeks ago.
I have gained a good deal of weight over those three years on Pred, about 80 lbs total. For over 40 years of my life, I never weighed over 115 lbs, come from a slender family, then boom! Pred.
While I was tapering, once I got below ~5 mg, I was losing about 1-2.5 lbs a week (for a total of 25) and lost my excessive 'moonface'. My question is: since I have been off Pred, I haven't lost any additional weight. I know I don't eat enough to support this weight, so I expect to lose quite a bit more, eventually.
Has anyone else experienced this 'lag time' in weight loss after Pred? Or know what causes it? Or when I can expect my steady weight loss to start again?
Thanks for any info guys!