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UC and weight gain

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Old 07-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question UC and weight gain

I have been diagnosed with UC around 8 years ago, I have been on Asacol ever since.
I have never had the typical symptom of weight loss it has always been weight gain even before diagnosis is there anyone else that has found this to be the case and how can I loss the weight it is getting worse and making me so down.

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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Re: UC and weight gain

I would guess your weight gain is a separate problem, unless you are on Prednisone for the UC. Since UC is an autoimmune disease, and many people have more than one AI disease, I would want to get my thyroid checked for Hashimoto's thyroiditis, another AI disease, that can cause an underactive hormone production and weight gain, fatigue, etc.etc. That just requires blood tests- thyroid hormone levels and thyroid antibodies.

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