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A 42-year-old female asked:

Dx w/ pcos & ra. currently on metformin & plaquenil. struggling to lose weight despite good diet & exercise for 2 yrs. last week took medrol dose pack & lost 7 lbs in 6 days. could this indicate an additional hormone issue? also have low dhea?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
I assume you're not diabetic & your thyroid status is normal. Have you consulted a dietician or nutritionist to determine your ideal weight& daily calorie intake? I wouldn't think that medrol dospak would cause that amount of weight loss on its own as I've prescribed it often and never observed significant weight loss from it. I can't place any significance on your weight loss from taking it
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
No. You are eating more calories than you burn. Get the app Cronometer and see which one you need to work on and what to eat to lower calories. Simple in concept but difficult in execution often, Discuss using DASH Diet with your Drs
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Last updated Mar 20, 2022


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