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I Say Megase, You Say Megace. I Gain Weight.

Megase / MegaceNo matter how you spell it, Megase (megestrol acetate) is really making an impact this week, so I looked up some information on how/why it works. Here is what I already knew going into my research:

  • It’s often prescribed to anorexia, cancer, and AIDS patients who have a severe loss of appetite.
  • Whenever I take it, it’s not that I become hungrier, my brain doesn’t receive the signal to stop eating.

Going along perfectly with one of my most popular articles: Eating With Cystic Fibrosis: It’s a Full-time Job, this is just another attempt at creating a caloric income greater than caloric outgo. This week, I’ve decided to try to take it as prescribed on the bottle instead of just as a little booster for meals to make sure I eat “enough.” Let’s see if I can express the results of said action accurately.”

“Oh my!”

I’ve been eating to the point where I actually have to lay down because sitting up is uncomfortable. My weight is back up over 120 at all times of the day, and it almost seems like I’m thinking about food more. Maybe it does have an appetite thing that I wasn’t getting the effects of when just taking a bit at a time for a certain meal.

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Ask Fatboy: Issue 1 – My Son Is Skinny

I’ve had the honor of receiving my first question last night from a mother of a 14-yr old with CF. With her permission, I’ve posted it here to respond to for the benefit of all.

@cffatboy Can you teach my CF boy how to get fat?  🙂

-Rebekah Sprecher

That’s a great question, and one I’m sure my mom asked for years and years! Ricky is at that age where it starts to get hard to make your offspring do anything they don’t want to do, I’m sure you’re finding out. Typically you can’t get him to clean his room, wear the clothes you want, or take his medicine. Not knowing his development level after reading some of the extra battles he faces, it’s a bit of a tough call from my chair, but I’ll give it a shot having been on the same pew as him, even if not the same seat.
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