Has anyone else, that is on a anti TNF had a large weight gain. I have also developed Lipomas over the last year, in both armpits, each side of the groin, on my left bicep and just above my right knee. So if like me, I have lipomas bulging from every part of my torso, are there any internally that could later cause a problem by putting pressure on a vital organ? My rheumatologist referred me to the dermatology department, who in the main did not really have a clue! Although one consultant vaguely remembered a connection between treatment with anti-TNF and developing Lipomas.
As for the weight gain I have put on 4st 8lbs. I gave up smoking 2 years ago and put on 2st. The rest has just built up, since Christmas I have been eating less than 1500 calories per day, given up sugar, which was harder to do than giving up the cigarettes. My only alcohol was last weekend, the first since Christmas day. My meds are 50mg Etanercept (Enbrel), 20mg morphine daily, Leflunomide 20mg daily, Lansaprazole 30mg twice daily, Metformin 500mg twice daily, Atenolol 25mg daily, Amitriptyline 50mg daily, Oxybutynin 5mg daily and pregabalin 150mg daily. With this cocktail I think I should be glowing in the dark. Has anyone got any ideas please?