Hi everyone, I am trying to pinpoint exactly which medicine has made me put on so much weight this year. I’ve been on many more prednisone bursts than usual (but none for two months now). My adrenal glands are struggling so my doctor put me on 20 mg of hydrocortisone daily. I also started xolair in April and I’ve read it can cause weight gain.
I am being as healthy as I can and eat a ton of fruits and veg. I cut out alcohol and walk and exercise when my asthma is calm.
To be clear, I’m grateful to be breathing! The weight gain a just more of a nuisance as I can’t fit into some of my pants now and generally don’t feel like myself.
Any insights from other prednisone, hydrocortisone, or xolair users?
Thanks so much! Happy Friday