It seems ur mom is suffering from rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis
. So she s prescribed a steroid and the immunosuppressant cyclophosphamide
. Of course steroid in this high dosage for prolonged periods
can cause many adverse effects, and u must be aware of it. They r weight gain, facial puffiness, hypertension
, diabetes, osteoporosis, adrenal suppression etc.
But, since steroid is the life saving drug for ur mom, it needs to be continued until she recovers completely from the kidney disease. Consult ur doctor regarding monitoring and overcoming some of the adverse effects of steroids