Subject: Factor4 in the Face of Prednisone used to treat an Autoimmune Disease
Just wanted to pass on an update and provide what may be an atypical bit of information. I lost a significant amount of weight using Factor4, going from obese to a normal weight. My blood pressure now normal and many other improvements.
months ago I was stricken with Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica in a big way. Since then I have been on high dose corticosteroids for 6 months, and pretty much reduced to hardly any activity at all, as most of my life is spent on the couch.
You can imagine that all that prednisone would seriously affect me. It did. I regained 20% of the weight I lost, and my metabolism is in shambles. But I hunkered down and started focusing on my diet, increasing my use of Factor4. I'm back down to a healthy weight, if not where I was. However, It is enabling me to tolerate this horribly high dose of corticosteroids and not become a total blimp. I can't imagine trying to cope with my limitations while carrying around my former weight.
Here is what I have found. Prednisone has really caused my appetite to increase. To combat this increase in appetite, I'm finding that taking Factor4 with every meal is important, and even more important--consuming and sipping on shakes throughout the day and before bed.
I take some with my medication upon waking in the morning. Factor4 is allowing me to manage my weight during a difficult medical situation and I use it to counter the effects of prednisone.
I thought you might like to know these results, as the weight gains associated with high dose or long term use of prednisone are factors that can lead to many health issues, including diabetes. It's comforting to get my blood tests each month and see that my sugar levels remain normal and then also note that I'm keeping the weight off, even when my body is dead set against doing so.
Thanks for a product that not only helps in losing weight, but may function as the primary tool in keeping it off even in the face of abnormal metabolism and profound food cravings due to steroid medication.
10-15-14 Customer Review: Obesity and Fibromyalgia
Just wanted to let all of you at Factor4 Weight Control know how much success I have had in improving my health and lifestyle on your product. 18 months ago I had to face the facts. Having just turned 58 years of age, I was startled to think that my BMI was actually in the obese range.
My blood pressure and lipid levels were borderline and my doctor and I discussed the fact that I needed to start medication or lose weight. I struggled for a year, becoming more active and eating less, dropping from 212 to 200, and then regaining. It wasn't just overeating and eating the wrong things, although that was true. I also have had chronic depression and fibromyalgia for many years.
I saw the "Judge" on TV one day and learned of his success on Factor4. I ordered my first batch and found that I actually love the taste and the pickup in my energy. It was so easy to make incredible smoothies that I found it easy to continue using it.
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