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Diets and medication

Pinpant

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S: 13st11.5lb C: 12st13lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 30.1 Loss: 0st12.5lb(6.46%)
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Hi
Does anyone else struggle with dieting due to medication? I am on steroids (budesonide aka entocort) and methotrexate for my Crohns Disease ( a form of inflammatory bowel disease)
It makes losing weight that bit harder and I'm losing about 1/2 a pound a week at the mo (slimming world)
I just wondered if any other minimins have the same barrier to weightloss
 
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S: 17st6lb C: 9st4lb Loss: 8st2lb(46.72%)
#2
Hi,

you have my total sympathy, having Crohns. It`s not an easy disease to live with, from what i`ve seen. My brother has had it for 31 years now. As far as weight, the steroids don`t seem to effect him much(he has a little pot belly but that`s all and that could be due to age, he`s 51). He has worked at sedentary jobs for years now and doesn`t do any exercise, so he`s probably either lucky, got good weight genes from someone or it could be that he`s a man(us women seem to put on weight as soon as we look at food :p)!

I know it`s not easy but try not to get disheartened. Like I tell a friend who struggles, "at least you`re not putting on, so it`s already better than it was before"(i`ve lost 8 odd stone myself, so I know dieting is hard). Keep at it, you`ll get there :)!
 

hannata

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S: 280lb C: 249.0lb G: 208.5lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 31lb(11.07%)
#3
Steroids are known for weight gain, my mum was on them and struggled with her weight.

I'm on methotrexate & Etanercept for Psoriatic arthritis, and I can say for absolute certain that it affects weight - my specialists told me it has an impact on weight, and that one would struggle to lose weight on the drugs

*hugs for you* I have a lot of crohns in the family, was tested for it as well, thankfully negative.. horrific disease. Look after yourself xx
 

Miss V

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S: 12st12lb C: 10st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 21.3 Loss: 2st12lb(22.22%)
#4
Really glad I read this thread - I am also on methotrexate and etanercept and have long suspected that my weight was affected by them. I was never told this by the doc tho so thought it was just me lol!!
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hannata

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S: 280lb C: 249.0lb G: 208.5lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 31lb(11.07%)
#6
Really glad I read this thread - I am also on methotrexate and etanercept and have long suspected that my weight was affected by them. I was never told this by the doc tho so thought it was just me lol!!
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bloody hell i thought I was reading my own reply there!! LOL. What you on the drugs for my lovely? xx
 

Miss V

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S: 12st12lb C: 10st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 21.3 Loss: 2st12lb(22.22%)
#7
I'm on them for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis! Am going to be changing over to stelara in a couple of months tho as they aren't working as well anymore. How long have you been on them?

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