Had 3 days IV steroids in January and since then have gained 12kg in 6weeks! Have had numerous courses of IV steroids before but only 500mg/day but this time I had 1g/day (double the amount)
I did get a little food happy after I left hospital at end Jan but soon calmed it down after the first couple of kilo’s went on. The last 2 weeks I’ve been struggling to eat as had swallowing difficulties but STILL gaining weight.
Last year when I had IV steroids I gained about 4 kg and doc did routine bloods and dicovered I was borderline for underactive thyroid. He said it might be due to the steroids and retested me in 3 months and it was normal.
My GP has retired at the end of 2012 so am having trouble finding a sympathetic replacement who isn’t too busy to listen. Have made an appointment on thursday an appointment and am hoping that GP will consider testing my Thyroid level again. Hoping he will not attribute everything to MS and steroids.
Anyone else had underactive thyroid OR massive weight gain to this scale after steroids (or both lol)