Posted by betsy
on July 25, 2000 at 07:54:11:
In Reply to: Weight gain posted by Gail on July 21, 2000 at 10:23:57:
I was diagnosed May 1999. I was taking 30mg of hydrocortisone and 0.1mg Florinef. I gained 25 pounds and my ankles and legs were swollen. I talked to my endo and he reduced my cortisone to 20mg a day and put me on a mild water pill. I had drastically cut my salt intake (I cry over potato chips), I have cut down on my fat intake (I try to eat meat and a vegetable with a small salad, no potatoes). It has taken me a while but I have lost nine pounds (I'm now at 135 pounds on a 4'11" frame). You just have to take it slow and be patient. It's not easy, the weight doesn't come off as fast as it was put on. Many people have had success with a low carb diet. Check out other boards for additional advice. Betsy
: I've been diagnosed with Addison's and on cortisone and florinef for 2 1/2 years. I have gained twenty pounds and nothing fits anymore. Has anyone out there been successful in losing any weight, and how did you do it?