Hi everyone, I am desperate for help managing the uncontrollable appetite I am having as a side effect of high prednisone for a severe case of GCA.
On 40mgs now for another 2 months then hope to taper.
I have always been able to manage my weight well - with a lot of effort : mindful eating, small portions through the day, daily 45 min walks and exercise.
I could have a treat and move on.
Now, if I eat, I literally cannot stop. I have tried all the tips: buckets of steamed veggies on hand, portion every 2 hours. I don't eat salt or sugar and very cleanly since this horrid thing happened, but now carb cravings are beyond my "tools".
Any last ideas I haven't tried?
The face fat, the other prednisone side effects and now runaway weight gain.
I am so depressed as I am just starting this journey. Only 2 months since diagnosis after a very painful one year of going from dr to dr.
Thank you for any help. I am just lying on the kitchen floor in tears. This is really hard.