Originally Posted by Gale02
I am on a 2 week Prednisone taper after 3 days in the hospital and I do NOT like what this stuff does to me! I am retaining so much water my rings don't fit and I am hungry all the time. It's a challenge to stick to my points for sure (with me losing the battle about half the time.)
I just wanted to rant a bit, I'll be glad to be off the meds soon!
Hi Gale, I don't usually post in this section - I hang out in the SBD section - but I saw the title of your post under "New Posts" and had to come commiserate with you.
I've had a love/hate relationship with prednisone and all her corticosteroid cousins for years. Not only do they make me want to eat everything that's not nailed down, but they turn me into a slug, I have no energy and can't get out of my own way. Grrrrr! But on the upside, I'm walking around and living a full life because of them - and on small doses I feel sooooo good - every little age related ache and pain disappears! lol
Anyway, back to you. I hope you heal quickly and can taper off with no setbacks or other issues. I won't lie to you, I always gain weight when I'm on pred, but the good news is it usually comes off quickly once I'm off the drug (or down to 10 mg/daily).
For me drinking lots of water and avoiding sodium as much as possible makes a huge difference. I'm in the bathroom a lot, but it really helps control the puffiness in my hands, face and feet and I believe it helps me deal with the hunger too.
Get well quickly!