I was diagnosed with stage 3 lupus nephritis a little less than a month ago and was started on 60 mg of prednisone a day, 20 mg lisinopril, and am also taking cytoxin once a month for up to 6 months (I've only had 1 treatment so far). My treatments started on June 28th of this year.
I know that most people gain weight on prednisone, but I've gone from like 160lbs to about 133lbs in about a month and my weight still seems to be decreasing. I've asked my doctors about it and they said that weight fluxuation is normal, but I feel like I keep losing more and more weight everyday and it's starting to scare me.
Also, I keep getting charlie horses in my calves, and my feet and hands spasm and lock up sometimes. I've been trying to maintain my potassium with bananas, but that's about all I can do.
Did anyone else go through this? Is there anything that I can do to relieve some of this stuff and try to keep some weight on? I can feel bones a little more than I'm used to. It's one thing to be thin, but I have so little body fat now that is kind of hurts to have something rub up against me.
I'm just a little scared (but hopeful). Also, is lupus nephritis reversible?