Are you on any type of steroids? Ex: Prednisone. Steroids make you want to eat I lost 65 pounds before my transplant and have gained 1/2 of it back due to steroids I haven't heard anyone with weight gain from Prograf but it certainly affects all of us differently.
Blessings to you.
I had weight loss after transplant, but weight stopped at about 200 and has stayed fairly close since. My energy level was also a zero, but my appetite was normal.
After 15 months of regular walking and exercising my energy level returned to about 95%. My doctor told me that liver transplant patients do have low energy and may last up to one year. I had accepted the fact that I was going to not return to my prior energy level, but it finally returned.
The hunger may be nerves, boredom, mild depression due to the low energy or that with a new liver everything tastes better. I really feel that exercise helped me, but I had to work my way up to exercise very slowly.
I have had the same problem with the weight gain. after transplantation. Now two years later I am 75lbs heavier. So I sympathize with u. If u r on prednisone it will definately do that
I'm a little over a month out from my live liver transplant. The new liver is doing great! But I have gained 70 lbs. of fluid in my abdomen and legs and feet. So uncomfortable and a nuisance. Did you have or anyone else have this problem. I'm told it can take 3 months or more for all of this to finally leave my body.
Thank you for sharing your experience. It does give me hope. I just felt blindsided by this event but I will press on.