I have gained 40 pounds since my transplant and being put on prednisone and other immunosuppressants and can't seem to control it coming on or get any of it off and I am extremely frustrated with it. Help!
Unfortunately prednisone (or other steroids) do have the tendency to cause weight gain in patients. Which other immunosuppressant are you on? Some immunosuppressants may cause altered taste and causes a decrease in appetite.
It is very hard to drop this weight. Are you on prednisone continuously for a long time or are you on pulses of it?
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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