Patients Crohn's disease
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 4/23/19 3:57 AM
Some people diagnosed with Crohn's may experience weight gain. This weight gain is sometimes attributed to Crohn's treatments / medications, but other reasons may include stress, lack of physical activity, and diet as result of the diagnosis.
Have you gained weight since you've had this condition? What do you attribute the weight gain to? Share your experience with other members.
Beginning of the discussion - 4/23/19Have you experienced weight gain? https://www.carenity.us/forum/crohns-disease/living-with-crohns-disease/have-you-experienced-weight-gain-909
Posted on 4/23/19 4:11 AM
I actually experienced some weight loss when I first started having symptoms and for a bit after diagnosis. Once I started treatment, however, and got my condition better under control - the weight loss stopped. I cannot say I have gained weight, but I also do not eat like I once did, but I am not losing weight either. Kind of staying at the same weight.
Posted on 4/23/19 4:19 AM
Yes, Since now reading this post I have realized that I have experienced some weight gain since starting Remicade - about 10 lbs... I do not know if I should be concerned. Anyone have anything similar?
Posted on 4/23/19 6:30 PM
I have actually lost 50 pounds since my first ever flare 6 months ago. Steroids have been the only thing that helps maintain my weight. I cannot seem to gain weight no matter how hard I try. I will be starting biologics soon and will give an update.