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11-05-2017, 11:03 PM   #1
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Unable to lose fat

Hello everyone, I need some help.
Iím a sixteen y/o girl and my bone age is 14. I used to be insanely skinny when I was undiagnosed because I couldnít absorb any nutrients. That was three years ago, then I started receiving treatment (prednisone, remicade, pentasa, imuran, surgery); I gained a lot of weight - especially on prednisone. Iíve grown a little bit, but not enough. Iíve been working out and eating healthy (not starving myself and not overeating) for arounnd half a year, but I canít lose my extra fat. Iím thinking that my body is holding on to it for when my bones grow. Is this possible? If not, any ideas of why I canít lose the extra fat? If so, any ideas on how to speed up my bone growth so I can lean out. I always used to be really lean and fit. Iím a super short and small person so the extra fat is really noticeable on me. Thanks for the help!
11-05-2017, 11:32 PM   #2
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Do you see endocrinology?
They can help with growth and weight
How long since you were in pred?
It can takes 6-12 months for growth to start after pred

As far as weight
My oldest non ibd kiddo put on close to 50 lbs for almost a year with next to no growth
Then 7 plus inches all at once

Most kids gain weight prior to growing

Ds was dx at age 7
And is trying to get off pred now at age 14
So that he can grow and get rid of the puffy face

Good luck
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11-06-2017, 01:11 AM   #3
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Do you see endocrinology?
They can help with growth and weight
How long since you were in pred?
It can takes 6-12 months for growth to start after pred
I saw an endocrinologist a year ago, she didnít want to give me anything (said I should catch up). I was last on pred over a year ago, I had surgery last August (2016), so Iím not sure if that has anything to do with it. I have grown a little bit, but my bones are still 2 years behind.
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