Really disappointed as my consultant has asked me to stay on 7 mg of prednisolone for three months when I had steadily been reducing by half each month. I have churg Strauss syndrome and was diagnosed after a major episode last October.. Whilst it has been a bit of a struggle reducing, I was managing. But she said the latest medical advice was not to rush people off steroids as they may get a flare up. I'm continually hungry on steroids and whilst I am trying to eat healthily and go to the gym regularly and swim it is difficult to exercise as I have nerve damage in my right foot. I'm steadily putting more and more weight on, my face looks swollen and I'm getting really depressed by it. My consultant said there was nothing in steroids that made you put on weight it was just the fact that people tend to eat more. Her advice was have smaller portions and glass of water befor each meal. Has anyone got any other advice for losing weight whilst on steroids? I appreciate this may seem a minor worry if my health is improving - but it is still getting me down.
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