I took prednisone for a year, and gained 50lbs... because I discovered that while I can diet just fine when I am healthy, I have a really hard time not eating when I'm hungry if there's also pain.
I've been off prednisone for 6 months, lost 25lbs, and now I'm hungry again. I started Xeljanz about 6 weeks ago, but didn't see weight gain in the side effects. Certainly haven't noticed an abatement of pain/fatigue. So generally I feel lousy all the time plus very hungry. I've gained back 5lbs and I'm at my wit's end.
How can I endure constant pain, and fatigue, AND hunger? it's like my brain says - well, at least you can solve THAT problem, eat something!!! (lol). I used to *lose* weight just eating the way I do now, low-carb, but now I literally can't lose/maintain weight unless I severely cut calories, which isn't a problem normally, I'm not hungry much... But dadgum medication HUNGER kills me!!!! Sorry for the long rant, I'm just at a loss. Thanks very much!