View Poll Results: weight gain or loss?

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  • weight gain without meds

    8 36.36%
  • weight gain with meds

    9 40.91%
  • weight loss without meds

    1 4.55%
  • weight loss with meds

    4 18.18%
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    I am not dignosed at this point but still feel the need to post.
    I can say both ways for me. At my highest weight as an adult was 450 and my lowest weight was about 130 that was last year I am back up to around 165 or so and now I am going back down again.

    I don't think mine is from meds, even though I take a truck load at times. I feel mine is from something else. I just wish it would get to one place and stay there. The fat monster drives me nuts.

    I got clothes in my closet from size 7 to size 22 sounds crazy. about 3 years ago I lost about 30 lbs in one month and had to stay in the hospital. Mine is just mind blowing at times.
    Lea
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    I have heard of the Lupus weight gain and weight loss. As if we as women weren't on a weight rollercoaster anyway! I have lost some with the meds, prednisone, and the pneumonia that I am experiencing, but I do feel really bloated?! I can relate to feeling pregnant. I hopped on the scale this morning expecting the worse and i was actuallly down in weight, I just had this bloated belly.

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    I have lost 40+ lbs from Nov. 2008 (First diagnosed) to Beg. of Feb. 2009. Steriods I think made me loose...that and DRASTIC Change in my diet and what I eat and don't eat. If I don't loose lbs I definetly loose inches. I loose whether I work out or not...which is nice but not so much for my pockets/clothes I wear as I have not bottomed out yet with my weight loss. I love loosing the weight but hate the way it came about=Lupus.

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    Well since being off the prednisolone, and cutting out a lot of foods from my diet (corn chips and dip are my favourites lol), i have lost 1.4kg in 4 days. I am quite happy with that LOL!! I dont know if its the lupus or the food thing, but i will take it!!
    *~* Monique *~*

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    I think it all depends on the dosage when it comes to prednisone. Ive been taking prednisone for almost 9 yrs, 5-10 mg, just recently Ive been raised to 60mg and boy o boy did I pack on the weight.

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    yeah, when i started on the prednisolone, i was on 80mg a day, and the weight just piled on, even when i wasnt eating much at all!! On the smaller doses (5-10mg) i wasnt gaining weight...
    *~* Monique *~*

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    I've gained and lost since I was diagnosed, but I think for the most part it's my own fault, not the lupus. When I'm on prednisone, I gain easily, but I guess that's to be expected. That said, I lost 80 pounds after I was diagnosed, but I worked damn hard at it!! Over the winter, I gained 20 pounds, but that's because I was depressed, pissed off at the world for having lupus, and dealt with my emotions by eating chocolate. Lots of it. Now I'm losing - very slowly - and I want to lose 50 pounds. I won't be thin even at that, but my doctor doesn't want me to lose more than that. He said that for auto-immune patients, it's actually better to have a little extra weight. I'm not sure why, but I'm all for that, lol!
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    I gained about 10 pounds but it was last winter right after my surgery. I was not able to get around for some time and all I ate were lime flavored tortilla chips.....not the healthiest food but oh well! I am trying to change my diet but I feel like I have a bit of water weight right now. I kind of feel floaty....if that makes any sense

    I like this poll and the posts here have made me smile and not feel so alone with this unstable side effect of you lovely disease!
    As I grow to understand life less and less,
    I learn to love it more and more.

    Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years

    Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram

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