Saturday, April 06, 2013
So, apparently everyone & their mom knows that prednisone causes weight gain & lots of water retention...why did this slip through the cracks of my mind when my doctor put me on it a few months ago for insane allergies? Anyway, new doctor (I just moved) wants me off of it pronto (it can do some seriously long term damage to your body)...which is fine with me--the major source of my insane allergies is no longer present in my life (the animals at my former job) & omg, no wonder I've been trying to lose this same 10-20 lbs for months & can't seem to get it off & crave salt all of the time & my appetite has increased & my face has been puffy & I'm breaking out horribly & I have crazy weight fluctuations due to water retention!!
One hilarious quote I saw online after actually googling around was that someone's doctor said that you could eat a carrot & still gain weight on prednisone.
Anyway, this week I gained 10 lbs in 5 days...simply because I gave into a really bad salt craving. We're slowly stepping me down off of the drug (you should never just stop taking it...it's super dangerous) & already I can feel some of the water weight dropping. I'm also really focused on keeping my salt intake low & water intake high to help with that. Coming off of it should make it easier to drop these 20-ish lbs I want gone (I hope!).