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#1 Patty

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:38 AM

Hi everyone :D I know that so many here have trouble keeping weight up but I have th trouple with gaining to much weight. I was on perdsione and tapered off a week ago. I just got on my scale and it showed that I have gained 8 pounds in the last few weeks! I dont eat much at all because food is not my friend right now from my reflux. Any Ideas what is causing this weight gain and any ideas what to do to take it off. I hate this new body of mine. I was a tiny woman when all this started so being about 60 pounds more now is really bothering me. :(

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:45 AM

Patty,

I have had the same problem. I gained a total of 40 pounds since 2000. I have finally found a nutritional advisor who is working with me and I've had a lot of success. Basically she put me on lean meats, veggies, fruit, fish oil, some amino acids, and I imediately dropped 6 pounds. It's continue to come off now and physically I feel so much better.

That's just what worked for me and it's the first time since 2000 that I've been able to LOSE anything. I would normally gain 3-4 per week.

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#3 JJ-Knitter

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:51 AM

Me too! I need to lose about 30 lbs~ :( It isn't prednisone weight, at least I don't think so because I have not had much of it prescribed in the last year. Shame to miss out on the weight loss symptom. :D

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:27 AM

Oh I keep thinking I will get that symptom but nope instead I gain more and more and the added weight is so bothersome when I am running after a 2 year old. Not to mention my poor swollen legs having to carry this extra weight! Good luck on your quest to lose 30 and I will work on my 60! ( this is so hard because I have been under weight for my whole life just about!!)

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:46 AM

I initially lost 30 lbs. when I was in the hospital and diagnosed with kidney failure and scleroderma. I have managed to gain it all back and feel like I keep on gaining. I was running 3-5 miles at a clip and now can barely walk 3 miles so what muscle I had has turned to fat. I am on prednisone but only 2 mgs. alternated with 1 mg every day so I don't think that is causing the weight gain. I have had trouble with my weight all my life...figures, I get a disease that causes some people to lose weight and not me!
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 05:12 AM

I have lost a ton of weight in the last four months, but I must say whenever they put me on prednisone, I rapidly gain weight, and didn't lose it for a long time. I don't react well to Prednisone or would go on it again, instead of the Methotrexate. I am not saying this is why you are gaining, just my experience, Good luck with losing the weight. Sally

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 01:56 PM

Patty, One of my doctors thinks my body is busy making a ton of collagen. All over I have dimples on my now fatty type skin. Even on my arms and legs, that were mostly muscle. I have gained 50 pounds in 9 months. Mostly from meds I guess. But, it is hard getting use to going from a size 6 to a size 14 and not able to lose one pound. I have been trying and dieting and doing everthing I can think of. I drop a pound or two and it is back in a day or two. Since, I had never had to diet before this is tough for me. I never realized what everyone with a weight problem was dealing with. It really stinks. I walk down my hallway towards a mirrored doorway and wonder who that person is coming towards me, and then I turn away. Don't know what will really help. If someone out there has a secret to lose weight, give it up. No, secrets with us. We all need to help each other. However, we can. Sheryl
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 08:55 AM

Hi (again)!
I can relate too... I also went up 4 sizes and couldn't lose a pound... until I got salmonella food poisoning from eggs I was served at a restaurant. In less than 5 days, 18 pounds came off in nothing flat. However...I wouldn't recommend that method :huh: . Like you, Sheryl... I sure don't recognize the person I see in the mirror, anymore. I've been trying different hair styles and lengths, but it doesn't seem to "help" me in the "look better" deptartment... any ideas to help?
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#9 JJ-Knitter

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 01:39 PM

Thanks Patty! I'm newly diagnosed and have gotten a lot of good info and some laughs (best medicine, right?) from this forum.

JJ