Over the past decade I have struggled to maintain my weight. At present I am 2-3 kgs underweight and, despite eating like a horse, simply am not putting on weight. I have mentioned this to various doctors but they are not concerned; I see my rheumatologist regularly and my bloods are improving. I have read that some people with Lupus become underweight, but I had always thought this was a side effect of some of the 'harsh' drugs used - whereas I am only on hydroxychloroquine (plus warfarin, a beta blocker and a stomach acid suppressant). Is my experience relatively normal for Lupus and is there anything I can do to help me put on weight. Around 18 months ago I did suddenly start to put on weight - 3kgs in 5 months - but then it started to fall off again, bit by bit. Frustrating - especially as my clothes are hanging on me.
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