Shawl sign dermatomyositis

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i am 56 years old and scared.  The doctor put me on predinson I hurt all over and gaining weight fas. What happens next?

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    I am also on prednisone and have been since July 2016.  Weight gain with the drug is inevitable, but it need not be excessive if you can monitor your diet and cut way back on carbs.  I've gained about 7 lbs and am fairly certain it would have been worse had I not kept track of carbs and calories. Exercise is equally important.  Good luck.

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      I hope you don't have to stay on it for too long either, but do be careful when reducing---you don't want to go too fast.  I began at 40 and am now down to 9 which I take for a month; and then 8 for a month and so on.  I've heard horror stories about people who tried to reduce too fast.  

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      I see Doctor tomorrow but I am still red from rash so I don't know how long I will be on it. I have been on it for a month. where I live I am the first with this disorder so I really don't know much. Thank you for letting me know

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