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Omg.....I'm currently on prednisone for Urticaria (chronic hives) and I'm three months post op and all I'm doing is eating. I'm down 71 lbs already but this damn steroid has increased my appetite like crazy!!!! I'm CONSTANTLY hungry and I feel like I'm gonna stretch my stomach eating this much. And bad thing is...is that I have no problems with any foods whatsoever. Ughhhh..... Just venting!

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Prednisone is quite possibly one of the worst things you could put into your system. When I was a pharmacy tech; we would go out of our way to talk to doctors to find alternatives for it. Perhaps your PCP can give you something else? Besides weight gain, it has some terrible side effects, especially after a procedure like this. What you're experience is quite normal for this medication.

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I know its terrible, but it does wonders. Lol. Thankfully, I'm done in just a few more days.

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Think Prednisone is a good contributor to me leading to having to get the sleeve (been put on it 2-3x a year since I was about 8 years old sometimes for months on end). But it is my miracle pill (minus the constant eating, the night sweats, the insomnia, etc haha). Luckily haven't needed it yet since the sleeve, but my doctors have already told me I can go back on it. if needed, hopefully never. Just make sure you get back on track as soon as you can. You'll be alright! :)

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I call it Satan's Cure. Lmao. It helps soooo much, while being so bad for you. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will get back on track. :)

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My husband takes prednisone for a chronic lung disease I know what it does re the hunger I've seen my husband eat enough for five ppl lol fortunately he doesn't gain a lot of weight however due to my surgery we have removed bad for us foods from our house I figure if it's not here I can't eat it try some sugar free Jello and puddings it will help fill u up without lots of calories also flavored teas help me if u have hobbies do them it will take your mind off eating I love to read do crosswords etc it passes time and helps to not think of snacking so much

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