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Old 05-01-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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prednisone and weight loss

Well, I'm still stuck at 142-143. I wonder now if the 5-10 mgs daily are the problem.
Any thoughts?
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:12 AM   #2
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I just stumbled across this thread. My mom was on prednisone for 20 years. Her auto immue disorder is now in remission. She has felt better since being off of the meds and did lose weight. However, all of these very bad allergies cropped up like a dog allergy she never had before, and she feels a lot of pain in her joints which she never did before (she has arthritis but never felt the pain before). I hope you find the info you are looking for and feel better.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thanks. My computer crashed and I just got back on.
I was off pred for a while a year or so ago, long enough to start using aloe vera juice to help build my immune system. Then I had to go on prednisone again.
Now it varies from 5 t0 10 mg a day, occasionally to 20. I'm trying to increase activity level via exercise. Some days I can, some I can'
I have learned upper body exercises make a difference for me. At home I have a few weights, and use gallon jugs for others to lift in different ways. That lifting and movement help me walk more.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:48 AM   #4
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I take prednisone every day for a disease called Sarcoidosis, it is in my lungs and my medistiman. It causes large benign tumors to grow there. Prednisone shrinks them.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:30 PM   #5
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I also take prednisone but managed to lose 13 lbs in 6 days. Iv'e been at a standstill for a short bit now. I wonder if the Prednisone is the problem??? Unfortunately I can't get off as I suffer from Addison's disease
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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I've been on Prednisone for over a year. Initially I was on 60mg and then tappered to 30mg and gained over 60 lbs in the process! I had just lost 50 lbs on WW when I started the Prednisone so you can imagine how devistated I was! I'm on 15 mg daily now and have lost 25 lbs on Atkins since 11/29/12. It is not as fast as some but it is the only plan that I have been able to lose on while on steroids. My advise is to not give up on whater WOE you are doing if you were initially losing...stick with it and you will see results. I think our bodies while on Prednisone will fight us, but we will eventually win. It would be awesome to start a support group on one of these threads for those of us who have the added complication of taking meds that inhibit weight loss.

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Old 01-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #7
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I'm back, and still on 5-10 mg pred most days, and working on losing weight again. Put some on since the first post, possibly to exacerbations where I had to increase the pred to 20 to 40+ a day for way too many times. I hope that it will finally be easier to lose, but i did have 10 mg the last 2 days again.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:59 AM   #8
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10 months later:
I'm chemically sensitive/reactive. I had gotten down to 2.5mg pred recently, and had been there about 3 weeks. I had been, for the first time in about 15 years, been able to get out and do things other than medicals and grocery stores. I was going to give it another week, then decrease again. Goal was to eliminate it. Then I suffered a severe exposure to toxic chemicals, and had to increase it again, but the highest dose I used was 10 mg, or possible once, 12.5.
But that was also being home bound again, O2 constantly, and increased use of inhalers...
Now I seem to be back down to 5, still using inhalers, and at times O2.

still doing lc. Still have more weight, fat, excess mass and tissue to let go of. There is progress. I won't buy aloe yet, but do plan to get back down to 2.5 mg, then decrease to off it.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:34 PM   #9
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My DD is taking prednisone as a result of cardiac sarcoidosis at age 36 when she suffered cardiac arrest. She is lucky to be alive. Mood swings and weight gain are side effects. I tell her we love her regardless what she weighs and are grateful for every day we have with her. She relies on an implanted defibrillator/pacemaker to have her heart beat. Her heart was enlarged from working so hard to beat. The disease destroyed the electrical system of her heart. She went from 40 mg and is now down to 10 mg. she is now supplementing with flaxseed meal and chia seed. Both help reduce inflammation. We go for a follow up pet scan in June. Grateful for prednisone. Weight is the least of our worries.
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