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[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][FONT=Garamond]So how many of us has this happened to?

I've been on Prednisone for over 6 months after an especially bad bout in the hospital. Currently on a dose of love of 35mg per day. But, I've gain 30lbs on a body that already had that extra 30+lbs I was trying to ignore. But, now at my highest weight in my life I can no longer ignore it. So.... I broke down and made myself buy some new inexpensive clothes. (Thank goodness for Old Navy $5 American TShirts). Couldn't keep convincing myself that the weight would come off & I wouldn't need to.

I look like a pumpkin head with these very round moonface cheeks - skinny legs & a belly that's clocking at oh the size of woman at her 6th month of pregnancy. (Nope not pregnant & if another person asks it's going to be a hissy fit). I'm laughing now but, it took a couple of weeks to get to the laughing portion - the last couple of months I didn't want to go outside & run into someone I knew. My normally stable self esteem disappeared as fast as a cookie laying on my counter these days. (Had to have poor hubby hide the chocolate from me a second time! It was one of those - had to have it things - couldn't control it).

Luckily I'm still working on tapering down on the Prednisone & hope my preoccupation with food will come to an end. If only we can drop 10 pounds a day - wow - now that would be perfection IF we could do it and still be healthy! I know everyone is probably thinking but, if the drug is making you feel better shouldn't this "stuff" of it's negative effects be taken with a grain of salt. And do believe it is. The days where I can actually walk upright or use my hands to grip something these things - are celebrated for sure.

[COLOR=RoyalBlue]So that's my vent & if there's anyone else that can empathize let me know. I'm very curious at what dosage of Prednisone you noticed that you weren't as pre-occupied with food & the weight started to come back off.[/COLOR]

And please please please if you are one of those fortunate ones who haven't gained a pound on Prednisone & you're still eating a gallon of ice cream without gaining an ounce - Congratulations but, could you not mention it? It just makes us Moonfaces a bit bitter. All said in love of course![/FONT][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT]





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