A friend of mine, a 25 year old female, is taking prednisone daily to prevent the growth of future brain tumors. It makes it very hard for her to gain muscle back since Chemo. I know it is a tough situation since prednisone is basically affecting the body like a constant influx of cortisol to literally prevent anabolic signals that make muscle grow.
Anyone have any ideas or experience with getting fit despite a a daily prednisone regimen? I think she would be happy to find some method of consistent exercise that helps her get back some fitness, but it any former cancer petients have been on prednisone, maybe someone knows of alternatives or work-arounds.
(I know that the first thing i’d do with the potential for a brain tumor to regrow would be to go on a ketogenic diet for life-which I wouldn’t do otherwise-ketogenic diets are likely to halt brain tumor growth by switching the brain over from glucose (that feeds tumors) to ketone, but I don’t know if I would also halt predisone if it was prescribed.)