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I've been wanting to write this post for awhile but have been a little unsure whether I should, so here I go......

 

As many of you know It has been just over 14 months since I have been diagnosed with Crest/Limited Scleroderma. Before my diagnosis I was at my ideal weight and was quite active. When I first started on Prednisolone last year, I piled on the weight, I practically could not stop eating. I was on Prednisolone for 4 months and slowly weaned myself off it. Now I am left with 20kilos to lose, I find that if I set my mind on losing weight I can lose it, a couple of months ago I lost 8 kilos and was doing quite well with the weight loss. But, as soon as I get not a very good outcome on some tests, or my DLCO on my PFT goes down in numbers, I sabotage my eating, by eating all of the wrong things. It's like I get a bit of enjoyment out of food, and once eaten I feel really bad and eat some more.

Quite often I suffer the consequences with my eating habits and can spend the following days in the toilet or I make my reflux worse.

 

I am taking anti-depressants to help with pain/sleep and depression but find I can not get myself out of this rut for long.

 

Is anyone else in my situation or am I the only one self destructing here.

 

Thanks for listening

 

Celia :(

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Celia you are not alone!! I often find myself stuffing my face for days and then I too, pay for it. I always find myself getting out of my rut though. If you are having a tough time getting out of yours maybe your anti-depressant needs to be changed. Sometimes it can take three or four tries before they find the right one for you!

 

Keep your chin up...

 

Hugs,

Lisa


Lisa Bulman

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Oh goodness Celia, you certainly are not alone!!!

 

 

 

My son and his family have been living with us for 5 weeks now. 4 more to go before they move to New Zealand. It's been a blessing in numerous ways, but also very stressful. In 5 weeks I have gained 7 pounds. I find myself a nervous wreck and then reach for food. I get so ticked at myself, because last year I lost 15 pounds. I have gained a total of 35 since diagnosis, so I was proud of myself for getting the 15 off, and now I'm back peddling. Stress, nervousness, etc wreak havoc on us and we all deal with it differently. Sounds like you and I deal with it the same way!


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Pamela, I really love the picture of you with that wonderful dessert. I know your grand daughter took a great picture. But you need to replace it with something that doesn't make some of us HUNGRY. I keep looking at your picture and want dessert. It is driving me crazy. To bad we couldn't have different pictures up. You could put that one in the Sclero Kitchen. Have another one in the Den and the perfect one in the forums. Humm! Too much work to figure that one out. I am going to clean some strawberries and be a good girl. Just strawberries. No whipping cream. No sugar. Nothing. Is my cholesterol going down. I doubt it. I don't feel any different. Just missing all the goodies.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

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Hi Celia,

 

Please be easier on yourself, ok? It's not easy going through life aand experiencing some of the things we do without having some "perks" to help lift our spirits!

 

Besides, when the time is right, those things can be worked on.

In the meantime, please just remember that I'm in that boat too :D

 

Big Hugs,

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hey Celia

 

I agree with the others, sometimes we have to do what we do to get through those tough times...if it's not detrimental to our health, of course. Weight will eventually come back off. It's a good idea to check with your doctor, maybe you just need to change the med again as Lisa suggested? Can't hurt to ask on your next visit.


Sending good wishes your way!

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