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besmith75 posted:
I went to my doctor yesterday to have her look at my lower back (sciatica) and shoulder (trigger knot). She put me on Prednisone (a steroid). I'll only be on it for a short time, but when my mother was on it for her MS...she gained weight. I'm scared to death of that side effect. I've already gained 12 disgusting lbs since Christmas. Any more would put me over the edge. I have to take the meds to get rid of the inflammation & pain...but I can't handle any more weight gain. I already have to work my purging around other medication I have to take, because I know I have to keep them down. This has me really freaked out. I don't know what to do. I don't want to be in pain anymore...but the thought of gaining more weight just sickens me.
lostkate responded:
Hi besmith,

Being on Prednisone can make you gain weight, my daughter was on them. It all depends on the dosage and your not going to be on them for ever. You may gain weight but once your off them the weight will too come off. It may not be that much or not at all. If it helps your pain, take them. It is scary but you will be ok.


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