Weight Gain from Colitis in Remission

handmademel Community Member April 22, 2010
  • Has anyone experience weight gain after their colitis has seemed to go into remission? My cocktail of Canasa & Apriso finally started working - but now I feel like I am gaining a good amount of weight. At least 6 pounds in 1 month ugh! help!

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  • Anonymous
    ihateuc
    Jan. 30, 2012

    I have UC. I started flaring about four months ago and my doctor prescribed Canasa. The flare gets much better with the medication; however, the medication also gives me substantial gas, a weird body odor from the gas, and a steadily increasing weight gain.  I think I'm gaining about 3 pounds a month from the medicine for a total of 12 pounds so far. I'm...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have UC. I started flaring about four months ago and my doctor prescribed Canasa. The flare gets much better with the medication; however, the medication also gives me substantial gas, a weird body odor from the gas, and a steadily increasing weight gain.  I think I'm gaining about 3 pounds a month from the medicine for a total of 12 pounds so far. I'm slender so this weight gain is very noticeable. I'm having trouble fitting into my clothes.

    • Anonymous
      JBW
      Sep. 12, 2013

      I have experienced the same weight gain while on Canasa, my clothes do not fit and it seems like my stomach is ALWAYS bloated.

  • Anonymous
    Make up junkie
    Dec. 05, 2011

    I use to weigh 210 pounds when my colitis began to be more agressive I began to lose weight. During the years my colitis wasnt present I would diet like crazy and had trouble losing weight.  My weight dropped to 113 pounds in about a little over 4 months because of the colitis.  Since I was sick of being fat I wouldnt take my medications ...

    RHMLucky777

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    I use to weigh 210 pounds when my colitis began to be more agressive I began to lose weight. During the years my colitis wasnt present I would diet like crazy and had trouble losing weight.  My weight dropped to 113 pounds in about a little over 4 months because of the colitis.  Since I was sick of being fat I wouldnt take my medications  During the period I was flareing I would eat out everyday 3 times a day and still managed to loose at least a pound a week. Eventually, my blood count was at 4.8 and my iron levels at 0.03, so I had to start getting iron infusions and taking my medication. I gained 26 pound in 2 months. I have stopped taking my pills again but havent experienced a flare. I started to diet again the weight loss process isnt as fast as when im flareing oh well 113 was fun while it lasted.

  • Ali
    Ali
    Apr. 26, 2010

    YES!! I have definitely experienced this!! I don't know if it's the medicine, or just because I can actually keep the food that I eat in my system, but I also gain weight when my UC is under control.

     

    Did you lose weight while you were sick? Hopefully your body is just bouncing back now that you're healthy.

     

    That does sound like a good question...

    RHMLucky777

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    YES!! I have definitely experienced this!! I don't know if it's the medicine, or just because I can actually keep the food that I eat in my system, but I also gain weight when my UC is under control.

     

    Did you lose weight while you were sick? Hopefully your body is just bouncing back now that you're healthy.

     

    That does sound like a good question for your doctor though. Good luck!!

    • Colleen
      Sep. 01, 2010

      I've thought the exact same thing. I have put on an average of 10 lbs per year these past two years, (since I've started Apriso). In the past I haven't put weight on this quickly or steadily. It really sucks because my UC is finally under control too.

    • Colleen
      Sep. 01, 2010

      I've thought the exact same thing. I have put on an average of 10 lbs per year these past two years, (since I've started Apriso). In the past I haven't put weight on this quickly or steadily. It really sucks because my UC is finally under control too.