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#21 jefa

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 08:37 PM

Hi, Ann. Welcome to the ISN Sclero Forums. It's so nice to have you join us. You seem to have a good sense of humor in spite of your illness. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Please let us know if there is anything you need help with.
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Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:41 PM

I've lost 35 lbs since I was diagnosed in Feb. 2007. I lost my appetite right after I started to get sick and it hasn't come back yet. I think it's a combination of the meds and the disease. Good Luck !!

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:45 PM

Sounds like Gastroparesis. Have your doctor do a stomach emptying test on you.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 12:00 AM

I have that problem also . I find if some one else cooks for me I "m more likly to be able to eat , than if I cook. But it is still difficult .

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 06:30 PM

My experience with appetite is similar to the prior posts as well. When I initially got sick I lost 30 lbs in the first year. I lost this weight on high dose steroids and low thyroid levels. My doctors keep an eye on my weight and I try to keep up my calories.

Now that I am feeling better I am enjoying food a lot more but I cannot seem to gain weight. I don't enjoy cooking because of my claw hands and I do much better when other people help me prepare meals.

Thanks for the reminder of how steroids can affect your moods. I am tapering off now and it is really hard.

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#26 Denelle

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 08:22 AM

Wow, it is amazing how we all suffer from this simple symptom and how drastic the affects can be. I hope we all take these tips to heart and use them.

Thanks for all the sharing,
Denelle in MN