My edema seems to have gotten worse since I have started the prednisone on 09/08/07. Even though my protein spillage has gone from 4.7grams a day to 3.2 grams a day after 1 month on prednisone and am due for lab results on 11/09 to check my proteins.
I would have thought the swelling would have gone down because I am spilling less protein? Can the prednisone increase the swelling?
I did have to stop going to the gym for a month b/c stopping the other drugs I was on that belived to have caused the MCD threw my health into a tailspin with my colitis and am just now getting better with that. I hope to go to the gym tonite after a month. When I would go to the gym I could get my ankles to almost normal size by laying down after and putting my feet up, they still go down even though I have not been to the gym lately but not as much.
I have ankles the size of grapefruits today and it is not easy to walk like this.
Please share all your edema experiences. I want to get rid of my cankles!!!