Originally Posted by gitarzan
It's making me fat(ter).
I have adrenal gland failure and so I'm gonna be on it for the rest of my life.
Last year this time I was 220, but was sick and finally diagnosed in March. Now I'm 265 and gaining.
For awhile I was eating everything I could but I've since got it under control. I'm still not eating real well, but it's cut back a lot. I eat less than I used to before the gland failure, and don't binge anymore.
When I first started on it I felt like superman for about 6 weeks, then just great, now it's OK, about normal compared to before the health issues. Then top it off with wintertime blues.
So is anyone else here fight the Predisone beast?
I fought the prednisone beast, and I won.
I ended up at 320 when i topped out. That was years ago, i've been as low as 220, and now i'm at 245 (because of beer!)
I remember very distinctly eating a whole box of hamburger helper, with a whole pound of ground beef and STILL being hungry afterwards. It's a nasty, nasty drug.
Challenge your doctor. My situation was different (myathenia gravis for me), but they told me i couldn't live without it and i tossed that **** out and told them to find me something else or go kiss my ass.
haven't seen the doctor since, but i've been 100% fine without him
not suggesting you do the same, but seriously, that drug is poison. there is always an alternative. seek a second opinion.