Since I am only a month and half into this , I dont have much wisdom to share.
But I will say the advice about low carb,( i strive for none with exception of whats in yogurt, for the calcium) no added salt, and no sugar or fruit along with drinking buckets of water.has been such a help.
First it gives me a different focus,and sense of control, in a situation where it can feel like you have none
Also I have no hunger, cravings, and have consistently lost weight.in fact more than I could before the pred, on this same diet over the years. I was always a salt addict though so I am thinking that has made a real difference. And never drank this much water.
Although some fat redistribution will prob still come, weaning is going well, at 20 as of today from 60 start, so only time will tell.
And I have the brain lapses, difficulty focus thoughts, and for some reason today ,a case of the blues. Still hit with fatique, but for the most part the agitated energy is resolving as I lower. and I am sleeping. And drenching swears are less frequent.
I think diet is playing a huge role, and honestly I look at the salty foods, pizza, pasta,
all my past favorites, now and I could care less.
So to newer newbies than I , please try it.
This advice I had read along with so much more on this site , I believe was priceless.
My internist, called me yesterday, to see how things are going, with everything and talked about my rheumi s plan. When I told him about my weight loss of 10 lbs he was truly amazed with the dosage I was on, and said he was going to start suggesting that way of eating to ored patients
So the wisdom carries forward.
wishing all a good day