Originally Posted by hedycarter1
I would think that the weght gain is from the pregnizone (sp?) I know that when my mom was on it she swelled up like a baloon. Why were you on it? for Pain?
I am having a very hard time with feeling sick to mmy tummy as well, about an hours after I take my vicodin I get very sour tummy...
Yes, quit the salami t 2 am..hehe...
Yes, the prednisone was for back pain, as well as for asthma. I've been off and on it for years and gained over 60 lbs. As I'm 5'2", the extra weight really didn't help at all. I feel better emotionally for losing the weight I have and hope to be able to get back down to at least 130 but know it's going to take awhile. The slower I lose it, the better chance of keeping it off. I know it also will help my back in the long run because carrying so much extra is not a good thing. I also got more determined to lose the weight after reading a letter my former NS wrote to my former pcp. That letter upset me to no end and I was feeling really down for awhile. I think that letter has also affected my SS claim and the insurance companies decision to deny my SCS again. My PM doc is sweet and spends a lot of time discussing everything with me, but I still feel there is something lacking somewhere and can't pinpoint it just yet.
Since coming to this board, I'm getting more active in my care and think this is a great place to just chill for awhile reading everyone's posting to each other and see the caring each has for the other. I also post on the back pain board but haven't gotten as good a feeling as I do from this one.
What do you take your vic's with? Milk? Water? Coffee? I used to take mine with coffee on an empty stomach, wait 15 minutes then scarf a piece of bread or eat a few crackers because I knew the tummy ache was coming. The bread or crackers really helped that out and I got to quit chewing up so many of the tums I was eating everyday (still take about 8 a day to get my calcium because I'm lactose intolerant-seems like the list of problems keeps growing).
I hope all the info that Shore is providing is as helpful to you as it is to me! I really appreciate all he's sharing with us and don't know what I'd do if it weren't for his willingness to help others out. I'm learning more everyday and hope that no one ticks him off enough that he'd leave us.
Thanks again to responding to my posts. I was feeling a bit lost on the other board, but feel I'm starting to make a little place for myself here, y'all have been very nice!
Try to have as good a weekend as ya can!