In 1998 I began taking pred. for asthma. I was on high doses and for weeks at a time. In 2003 I was diagnosed with bad hip joints.(avascular-necrosis) I had my first hip replacement. I was 45. My next hip replacement was 2006. I had back surgery in 2008... all due to steroid use. I went from 123 pounds in 1998 to 200 today. Doctors say it can't be helped steroids causes it. What can I do to get this weight off now? I'm barreled shaped... large in the chest, big and round in the belly. I went from size 8/10 to size 16/18. Help Me Please..
2 Feb 2011
Hello, I'm sorry for your run of bad luck.
I too went on steroids for RA on and off in high doses 50mg a pop.
I have recently been put on low doses of 5mg morning and night.
I put on 6kg's in one week! My face blew up round and fat! My body is solid in the torso area and I have stopped taking it! I cannot continue like this. I cannot believe you have stayed on it that long with these side effects.
I lost a little fluid at first but still very big. I went from a size 12/14 to a 16/18 and my clothes feel all tight now! I'm going without medication for RA and just treating pain with pain killers at the moment. I understand...
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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I have COPD and my Drs. have said i will always have to take the Prednisone. The weight gain is as bad for my breathing as the cigarettes were>
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