Lupus flares and weight loss
I am curious if anyone else has had weight loss associated with lupus/autoimmune flares. For the last year, though I am on high doses of steroids, any time I have a “flare” I start having rather dramatic weight loss. My appetite doesn’t change, diet doesn’t change (though I start craving meat on my Mediterranean diet), and I am so tired I sleep most of the time, but even with the limited activity I drop a few pounds every few days. The current flare is about 3 weeks old and I went from 198 to 180 lbs. Granted I have room to lose weight, but this is a bit crazy. It happens every time there is a flare, when I usually am at the highest steroid doses and would expect to be gaining steroid weight, Anyone else out there have similar experiences?