I have had PMR for 9 months and am currently on 8mg Prednisolone (increased recently recently from 5mg due to flare). Also have been on Alendronic Acid from the start. Pain-wise things are not so bad now apart from first thing in the morning. I am walking for 30mins per day and have recently upped my exercise to include running (???!!!) up and downstairs a few times and some light weights.
Having struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember, and having previously lost 49lb I now find my weight is increasing for no apparent reason even though I don't have the appetite I used to. I stick to a Mediterranean diet with little sugar and few carbs. I know my body and know when I should be losing or gaining weight and know when I'm kidding myself! My GP tells me it's not the steroids that increase weight, but the associated increase in appetite. If he is correct, then why am I putting on weight while having a decreased appetite and eating less?
I've had thyroid blood tests a few times in the last couple of years which are apparently normal, though I do have some nodules on the thyroid.
Whilst this doesn't seem like a major problem in light of what some people are going through, it's not entirely vanity. I'm 60 and want to live a long and active life without lugging round extra weight! Can anyone throw a light on this?