This is one of the toughest problems for many of us on Prednisone. It is a REAL challenge, along with "moon face" (facial swelling). Recognize that it WILL happen, and try to be gentle with your self criticism. In the meanwhile, remember that drinking water actually reduces swelling, and cleanses your system. I am not sure why you are on a Prednisone regimen (I have severe lung issues, and I am limited in exercising), but I have started practicing Spring Forest Qi Gong (a 5,000-year-old Chinese healing practice), and it has helped with appetite, digestion, and breathing. I can also do it sitting down. Prednisone can also be constipating for some, so check on that. (laxative or increased fiber--I make good cole slaw). A friend says Miso soup helps with salt cravings. Best wishes---
I'm sorry to say there isn't. I was on prednisone for 2 years until asacol came out on the market. Please ask about Asacol if its for irritable bowel syndrome or colitis. The steroid prednisone theres no way to get around the puffyness and weight gain. I'm so sorry. Please don't thumbs down me cause your speaking to someone who is actually trying to help. Oh now there is Asacol HD... long release tablets. You won't have to take the steroid anymore. Write back if this is what your taking it for please.
I know this is going to be hard to believe. My husband was on prednisone for years!! yes years, never had the bloating or wt gain!! I'm a nurse so I was shocked,he has just came off of it less than a year ago and was not weened off, just pulled him off of it, no problems. I just always thought it strange he never blew up. Because we all can usally tell when someone is on prednisone.
if your on that for a short term then usually within 3months you should be able to b back at ur old self again..prednisone causes weight gain, bloating and constipation, moon face as stated b4 but its a wonder drug for some..it makes you hungry all the time... try to keep ur mind off food and do some simple exercises if possible. Eve54
I am on dex now for the last 3 weeks to try shrink a brain tumor that returnd 30 years affter sergery so be going have it removed in the next 4 week soon i get over pnewmonia... the bloteing so bad but i baught a thing from the farmacy you put into the microwave warm up helps take it down with in the hour..also when i take them i drink a mix of apple cider vinegar 1 full fresh leon squesed into pint of boiling water with hunny takes it right down... and also i drink lots green tea all day long with hunny..it did get so bad first one in morning diddent realy blote but ghe next lot takes bout 10 mins for me to go from a 8 stone to 12 stone and carnt move even when went to bed no sleep as did not shift..but no i not to bad atall hope this helps ppl as its can vet so bad and also makes you so depresed good luck
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