I"m kind of in your boat, I am currently tapering off the dreaded pred as well. While I was flaring, I had lost about 10lbs, (which was the only benefit I could find in that whole ordeal). But now I have almost gained all back! (including the darned moon face!!) (darn it!) But I"m hoping that once I'm off the prednisone I can lose again. But, now that I"m stronger, I will be exercising to try to lose it as well. I don't expect to do it without the dietary and exercise changes, especially since it's mostly in my abdominal area, and I suspect it will definately take longer to take it off than it was to put it on. So, hang in there...do some dietary changes, and try some exercise, and you should be able to take it off again.
40 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).
Diagnosed with L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
Remicade infusions ~ Nov. 2007, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, prednisone taper 20mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 units daily, Novolog 10 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, and Calcium daily.