Diets and medication

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  1. Pinpant

    Pinpant Full Member

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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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    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 :)!
     
  4. hannata

    hannata I can haz cake?

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    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
     
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    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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    Not on any but my partner is and it definitely slows down weight loss... Good luck and remember any loss however small is an achievement x
     
  7. hannata

    hannata I can haz cake?

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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
     
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    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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