Weight gain!!

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Hi I’ve been using benepali now for 5 months also still taking methotrexate & ive been gaining a lot of weight even though I’m quite active even with Rhematoid? I’ve tried diets that use to work but nothing is shifting it! Is this normal or something I should discuss with a professional? 

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    I have been on Methotrexate for about 6 months and have gained 12 pounds. I have also tried to stay active but havent lost a pound. It is very frustrating!
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    I have gained a lot of weight on prednisolone but I do not take methotrexate.  I am finding it nearly impossible to stop gaining weight let alone losing it. I hate it but I don't know what the answer is. Suggestions welcome!

    Good luck. Carol

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    Can you get off the pred? tell your dr you want off and if you don't have pain pills tell him you want some

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    Hi, I've been in methatrexate without weight gain. I'm on humira, which doesn't seem to cause weight gain. Prednisone is notoriously famous for causing weight gain so I just take that for a short course during a flare. So many drugs out there have weight gain as a side affect. I am so sorry this is happening to you. Please see your doctor . There are other drugs you can try without unwanted side effects. Good luck, Diane

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