I have been and still am on Prednisone. My doctor had me take 100mg for 2 weeks and 50mg for 1 week and are weaning me off in 3 week doses. 40mg for 3 weeks, 30, 20, 10, 5 all for 3 weeks until I'm finished with the pills. I am starting 20mg on 8-15-16. I have gained 25lbs since 6-20-16. What can I do to get rid of some of this fluid retention? I've already cut as much salt as possible and am watching my carbs, nothing is working and I am starting to feel miserable.
What can I take (as of now) to reduce fluid retention from Prednisone?
Question posted by LeiahV93 on 14 Aug 2016
Last updated on 25 September 2016 by 122066
I was told 10mg was the magic number. I did notice an improvement, but not great at 15mg. How long have you been on the steroids? I don't know if time on them makes a difference. Hang tough! I hope you are closer to done than I am. Sad that something so helpful is also so devistating. Oh yah. I have been told 64+ oz water and as little salt as possible. I found the reduction in prednisone most helpful. May have been the year I was on high dose.
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