I too am on prednisone and MTX and Folic Acid and also Plaquenil & started Humira injections about 2 months ago.
Unfortuately, when I started on my prednisone pills at 10mg it was very hard to lose the weight. I even think it contributed to it as well.
I went to the Rhumy and he told me that my arthritis is much better and said that instead of 10mg to do 5mg and we will start tapering off in December-that was music to my ears as I need to loose the weight desperately.
My all time low was 209 and when the arthriti**** and I started the meds, I went up to 230 and basically was at a standstill there. I then had a baby and am up to 280 and for the life of me, i cannot loose the weight.
email me anytime you wanna talk.
take care and hope you get some relief... the pain is brutal!
Good grief! Being able to respond required a bunch of work! I am not a bariatric surgery candidate, patient, doctor or anything else. I'm underweight...always have been.
Yes - taking methotrexate and prednisone. Let me say that my weight has not fluctuated in my life. I don't diet and I'm neither active nor lazy. Methotrexate - taking 10 pills weekly. I'm supposed to take 1 prednisone daily but, I actually cut the tab into quarters and take 1/4 of a pill. Its the prednisone which will pack on the lbs in no time flat! It does this by giving you an insatiable appetite. You can be painfully full and yet, crave more food. I gained 11 lbs in a few weeks on the stuff! The reason I'm taking 1/4th the amount is because it gives me insomnia. Prednisone doesn't make me jittery but, it causes the mind to race and sleeping is impossible. I'm talking - I can be up for 3 days straight by taking 1 prednisone a day. No thanks. I need to function.