Pre PMR diagnosis in early July 2018, I was overweight. First time in my life; I've gained just under 28lbs in past two years. Same diet, hugely reduced activity because of pain and mobility restriction. I've never struggled with weight. Used to be fit, happy and active but now having to review wardrobe options and I understand the increased risks re Type 2 diabetes etc.
Started pred beginning July. Great symptom control. But within days, desire for food is like something I've never experienced. I cook and eat a meal, then WANT the same meal again, immediately because I'm hungry. What's that about? I'm not convinced it's only about the glucose thing. It's like some basic hunger/survival switch in my brain has suddenly gone to 'off' position.
I know I don't need more food than I've eaten. My brain is demanding I continue to eat and eat and eat. I'm not, but I'm wondering, is this a phase that'll pass or an ongoing battle? If this is late onset Prada Willi, I have every sympathy with those fridge raiders.
This, plus an overwhelming desire to just give up and weep, despite the amazing pain control is a bit daunting. Seems the more I learn, the less I understand. I'd appreciate any advice, thank you.