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10/2/07 9:02 P

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Thanks! I sure hope that is what will happen. I have been being really careful. But right now I feel UGH.

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10/2/07 7:15 P

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Kmom..had the same thing happen to me. dont despair..when you go off it the weight will go too. just stick to our plan and you should still see it go down but slowly..and dont worry about the 6!!
just think of the BIG loss you will have after you ease off it!!

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9/30/07 4:13 P

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KMOMMO - Sorry friend that sucks. Its hard to stay positive, but my advice would be to the throw the scale emoticon out the window until you are off the meds...its only going to frustrate you. In the meantime, just concentrate on getting your points and exercising and concentrating on how good you feel and how clothes fit, etc. The other pluses to being on this program.

I pulled these self-help ideas from the internet:

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Mild fluid retention can be helped in the following ways:

* Reduce the amount of salt in your diet; for instance, don’t add salt during the cooking process and stop salting your meals at the table. Avoid foods like potato chips and salted peanuts. Be wary of processed foods such as manufactured meats, which tend to contain ‘hidden’ salt.
* Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is thought to help in cases of mild fluid retention. Good sources of vitamin B6 include brown rice and red meat.
* Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), calcium and vitamin D help the body to excrete excess fluids. Include fresh fruits and low fat dairy foods in your daily diet.
* Supplements may help in the case of fluid retention caused by the menstrual cycle: for example calcium, magnesium, manganese, evening primrose oil and chaste tree.
* Herbal diuretics include dandelion leaf, corn silk and horsetail.
* Make sure to discuss the use of supplements with your doctor or health care professional, particularly if you are on any type of medication.
* Drink plenty of water. It may sound contradictory, but a well-hydrated body is less likely to retain fluid.
* Cut back on dehydrating drinks such as tea, coffee and alcohol.
* Cranberry juice has a mild diuretic action.
* Lie down with your legs higher than your head, when possible.
* Exercise regularly.
* Wear support stockings.

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grace

Edited by: GRACEFULTURTLES at: 9/30/2007 (16:15)
~ Grace ~

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FYI - It's LOSE weight not loose. Loose is what you want your pants to be.


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KMOMMO's Photo KMOMMO Posts: 280
9/30/07 1:59 P

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Thank you both for your encouragement! I am not going to let this get me. I am still hurting so not getting around real well but I am much better then Friday. I know from my tracking that I was on track last week so I don't believe the scale today. :)I have also heard that hot water with lemon helps so I am going to try that too. I am just going to keep on keeping on and not let this get me down!

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9/30/07 12:23 P

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Hugs ... Sorry you hurt your back, hope it heals quickly!

Having Lupus, I have been on Prednisone quite a few times and yes its good to help with medical problems but terrible for your weight. My suggestion is to eat as healthy as possible, stay away from salt. The medication will increase your hungry so try and go for the healthy foods. When I was off that medication my weight did go back down.

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9/30/07 12:22 P

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Honey, that's gonna be tough while you're on the prednisone. Prednisone is notorious for causing weight gain. And if your doctor didn't tell you, you're going to have to wean off it. So...eat as sensibly as you can, and drink extra water if possible. Sounds crazy, but I read somewhere that water flushes water out. Also I believe tea is a dieuretic (spelling?), that could help with water retention also. Just be patient and do what you need to do to heal so that you can get off the meds and back on track with exercise, but don't push too hard because you could make the injury worse (voice of experience here). If you need a shoulder to cry on, just spark mail me. I've been in this position before.

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KMOMMO's Photo KMOMMO Posts: 280
9/30/07 12:04 P

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Hi! I have been doing well with tracking and eating within range and even exercising. However, I hurt my back Friday (ongoing condition just got tweaked a bit and went into a lot of pain) and went on Prednisone and my wieght is UP 6 lbs!I know it is water retention and not really weight, but it still ticks me off. Any suggestions on getting rid of water weight and trying to avoid going up any further? I want that scale to go DOWN not UP!!!

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