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Eating, YAY! Gaining More Than Planned, BOO!

Update on my Ulcerative Colitis:

Kate here, I posted a few months ago when I was lonely and depressed about my new diagnoses, and I’m posting again because I am once again depressed… But for a different reason. I have been able to eat anything I want because of the miracle that is Lialda, however, this has turned mile into an eating maniac.

I have been eating anything and everything I want now for 3 months and it’s been a god send. I gained back the 20 pounds I lost during my flare up, plus another 20 from gorging myself while on steroids. I’ve been off steroids for about a month now and my appetite has not let up. I still eat and am hungry constantly. I’m now 20 pounds over weight, and yes, this is also due to laziness on my part, but I don’t know how to make it stop. I’ve recently started to work out again and I have the energy and now looking at the scale, the drive, but I don’t have the will power to stop eating. I want to try appetite suppressants but I’m afraid of the side effects. I don’t want to be put on steroids and start this vicious circle over again.

Is anyone else having the same issues? If so, what are you doing to combat the hunger?

Current Ulcerative Colitis Medications:


Submitted by Kate in the Colitis Venting Area

One Response to Eating, YAY! Gaining More Than Planned, BOO!

  1. Heather August 13, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    I gained a little weight while I was on it, buy I don’t know if it was the lialda or the prednisone. Consider yourself very lucky that the lialda is working for you! If you are struggling with your over eating, try myfitnesspal.com. They also have a phone app. It really helps you keep track of what you eat! I used it for 3 months before my flare and managed to lose 20 pounds. Then I used it to keep track of what I was eating to see if there were any foods that were bothering me. I found it to be VERY helpful.

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