A few years ago I found out I had FSGS. Around 2004 my protein was 3820 mg/L and my creatinine was at 1.6 mg/dl. I went on prednisone for three months and brought the protein down significantly. My neph had to take me off the prednisone because I couldnt take the side effects anymore. I gained over 20 pounds, had crazy mood swings and worst of all my knees hurt so much that some days I could hardly walk. My most recent bloodwork and 24hour urine shows the protein at 3160 mg/L and my creatinine at 2.25 mg/dl. I dont want to go on prednisone again : (. What drugs have you guys had to use for a similar situation and what are the side effects if any?