My name is Maria and I have Crohns disease. I was diagnosed in August 2010 and currently I am just taking Pentasa. I just finished 7 horrible weeks of steriods (1 week of IV in the hospital when I had a flare and 6 weeks of Prednisone at home) The summer that I was diagnosed i weighed 155 lbs but i guess that was because everytime i ate anything i was in the bathroom within 7 minutes expelling it from one end or another. Now ive gained it all back and Ive gained 20 lbs since Jan 8th when I was hospitalized and given IV steriod and Prednisone. Ive been off the Prednisone for 3 days now and I can tell my appetite is subsiding but the weight isnt. I have sciatic nerve issues and the pain is killing me from the extra weight.
My name is Maria and I have Crohns disease. I was diagnosed in August 2010 and currently I am just taking Pentasa. I just finished 7 horrible weeks of steriods (1 week of IV in the hospital when I had a flare and 6 weeks of Prednisone at home... Ive gained 20 lbs in that time too) My doctor wants to see me in one month to see how I do with just being on the Pentasa without the steriods. Its only been 3 days that Ive been off the steriods and Im already starting to feel a little tenderness in my lower abdomen and have a few out symptoms. Ugh... this disease is brutal!!!View Thread
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