Doctor has refered me to a shape your weight programme, said I need to lose weight gained over the last 10 weeks. I lost weight during my stay in hospital due to AIH. I have been on steroids for nearly 3 months now, I have no appetite so am not eating much of anything, but I have still put on weight. i am not happy about this because the fatigue is bad enough without any extra weight.
I went to my first meeting on Monday, and whilst trying to explain about my condition to this health trainer all she could do was to keep on about people on the scheme who want to lose weight but have an aversion to exercise...I mean I know she has a job to do and yes she propbably does come accross some who don't want even mild exercise...but befor I had thes two conditions AIH/PBC, I used to walk/hike every weekend in the dales, go swimming twice a week and gym twice. She just did not get that i can't do exercise every day because of what is wrong..I don't always have the energy, and what energy I have has to be used for the right thing.
Any suggestions about losing weight on steroids..I am fed up. Ihave an appointment with my consultant next Thursday, and I will be asking about this as well..if she can't give me an answer regarding losing weight then i will have to come off steroids...life is difficult enough with these conditions without the added weight to carry around.
Just needed to air/vent