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Steroid weight - how much did you put on and how did you lose it?

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kimcat32 Wed 05-Aug-15 15:32:15

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kimcat32 Wed 05-Aug-15 18:59:00

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574ejones Thu 06-Aug-15 20:59:10

I'm on hydrocortisone for the rest of my life - have been on it for about 14 months. My weight rocketed from 7.5 to nearly 10 stone, but I am now just under 9.5 and have been for about 6 months. I think it is about getting the dosage correct for your body shape and requirements. I have resigned myself to the fact that I will never be the same weight or shape as I was pre-steroids.

I am really quite strict about what I eat - gone are the days where I could get away with eating anything. I think if you are not on them constantly, you will probably lose it. It's not easy though.


Dragzena Thu 06-Aug-15 21:07:36

I have put on just over 2 stone, now finished medication so hoping to start losing it.

UghMug Fri 07-Aug-15 16:11:49

I put on 4 stone with prednisolone over number of years. I lost 2 in the first 6 months off it & more noticeable than the numbers I lost all the bloat - moonface, buffalo hump and fat fingers all went reasonably quickly. I also lost the energy if gave me tho sad

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