Posts by tkriener
|Weight Loss||Losing weight after steroids?||Sep 09 2009
Hi. I am 37 years old and found out in August that I have degenerative disc disease and have lost 5 discs in the back of my neck. I've been in horrible pain, have bad headaches and as a result of the disc damage, it's pinching off the nerves to my left arm so my arm is numb from shoulder to fingertips. I used to be 5'10" but as a result of the disease, I'm now 5'8". In addition, I've ranged between 135 and 140 lbs my whole life. I've always been tall and thin. Upon finding out about my disc disease, the only option I had was to be on pain medicine the rest of my life and to get things rolling by having injections in my neck of strong steroids to help with the pain and nerve inflammation. Not having had previous experience with steroids, I didn't realize that they would make me gain so much weight! I'm up to about 155 now and cannot get this weight off of me. Does anyone have any suggestions?
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.