I was put onto a huge dose of Prednisolone some years ago because I was diagnosed with auto-immune hepatitis. I had been referred because I had lost a lot of weight - going from around a size 14 to almost a size 6. During the course of the following year, after going onto the steroids, my weight shot up to almost a size 24. I had gone from weighing about 8 stones to just over 16 stones. My consultant got worried about my weight and took me off the Prednisolone and replaced it with Azathioprine. The Azathioprine has been very effective in helping with the lupus (SLE) symptoms and has steadied the liver function tests to a 'liveable' level. After coming off the Prednisolone I started to lose a bit of the weight - I came down from 16 stones to around 13 stones and my size changed from a 24 to a size 22 on top and 18 on bottom. I have stuck at this though. I may lose a pound or two one week only to put it back on the next. It is really getting me down. I honestly am not a big eater. In fact my partner is always trying to make me eat some more. I eat fruit with every meal. I eat quite a lot of vegetables. But still the weight does not come off. I am unable to do much in the way of exercise because of the SLE, arthritis, and osteoporosis - but i do try to do as much as I can. It's been 3 years now since I stopped taking the steroids so I can't go on blaming them. Anyone got any ideas?