Not diabetic, nor do I have issues with my thyroid. I have had both checked regularly becuase of my other side effects which have now been attributed to lupus (extreme fatigue, hair loss on my head etc.)
I do have a lot of body hair, but that only sprung up from when I was on the prednisone. I've been off for 8 months now, and it seems to be going away.
I did have autoimmune hepatitis (enzymes at 1200 and 1800) - but it is better than normal now, and is sitting at around 15. I still get that checked every week.
It just seems to come out of nowhere, and then moves around. I feel like a giant marshmellow, but my skin hurts and tingles wherever it is vastly expanded.
Is that much water retention a symptom of a lupus flare? Everything else seems to be feeling great at the moment.