I also have asthma and RA. I've never had the inhaled steroids cause weight gain. I've been on them for 18 years! I'm glad I'm not alone with multiple chronic diseases. Hang in there - it's manageable!
I've had lots of problems with bloating while on steroids. I know it's wrong but when I'm on them I sometimes decide that I'm going to gain weight anyway so then I eat whatever looks good at that time. Not a good idea. I've been on some pretty high doses recently and I did swell and get the round face. But I've accepted that side effect and I take some comfort that it will go away in a few months (now that I'm off the steroids). But I'd never heard of limiting carbs to help treat that symptom. I'll give it a try - but I do love my carbs! Thanks for the advice!
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I take low dose prednisone now but have had cortisone shots in my shoulders in the past. I did have bloating but did not make the connection. Now our diet limits white flour and sugars and I have much less swelling and bloating. Sounds like you have made a similar connection and made a good correction.God bless!
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Hi Lisa! Welcome to the team! I've actually found this group to be great support so don't give up on us! I also take steroids though a low daily dose of prednisone. Haven't had issues as you describe but it can make weight loss take longer. You will lose, though. Just hang in there! I love the Spark People de-emphasis of the scale. Truly, if you're doing any aspect of this program you're probably healthier than if you're not doing it. If you just track your food you're at least aware of what you're eating and can notice things like a lack of calcium (very bad for those of us on steroids as steroids suck the calcium out of your system and can negatively affect bones). Don't be discouraged! Weight loss will come but a healthier lifestyle will benefit you in a lot of ways! Cheers! Penny
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Having been on steroids for a gazillion years and being a lower carber, it was never a steroid issue but a dietary choice issue for myself. Some folks don't tolerate certain carbs or need to moderate them. It sounds like you have found a way to make it work!
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Does anyone else take Cortisone (steroids)? Do you also have a problem with bloating? I am finding that if I eat less or no carbs after say 4 pm I wake up with almost no bloating. It is wonderful. Has anyone else found ways to curb the bloating effect of cortisone?
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