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Kidney Involvement...

Kidney Involvement...

So I have never had any kidney problems to date... But recently I have been feeling like I've been having a UTI, but nothing burns or hurts, just have to pee so often but not much comes out... I've been "double voiding" every time just to ease some of the pressure and times I've gotta run to the bathroom... I also had a full achy pain on my right flank that went away after a day or so ... So now I've been drinking all of the cranberry juice I can find lol, but am nervous that maybe this is lupus… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member

Good morning kidney warriors please exam the food you are eating even your everyday foods can start to harm you look reasearch everything that goes in your mouth we were not born with bad kidneys… read more

How Do I Find Support Groups For Lupus In The Danbury,Ct. Area?

How Do I Find Support Groups For Lupus In The Danbury,Ct. Area?

I have been looking for months for some kind of support group or seminar in the Danbury, CT area and have not been able to find anything.Does anyone know of any or know a good place for me to look?

A MyLupusTeam Member

Aw, thanks! Hopefully things will begin to turn around for you. Remember you are never alone! Good luck in finding a good doctor. Ones that honestly care are few and far between. :) have a great… read more

Missed Imruan Dose

Missed Imruan Dose

I've unfortunately missed 4 doses of my imuran. Is there anything I should be worried about? Or is there anything I should know?

A MyLupusTeam Member

Thank you. It's my own fault just didn't get the chance to get more before I ran out.

Anyone Have Lupus Nephritis??? How Important Is It To Be Truly Diagnosed And Has Treatment Helped Swelling?

Anyone Have Lupus Nephritis??? How Important Is It To Be Truly Diagnosed And Has Treatment Helped Swelling?

I have had pain in kidney region, mostly right, on and off for years. I always have blood in urine. I have swelling below the knees almost constantly. My doc has never mentioned Lupus Nephritis?! hmm

A MyLupusTeam Member

Get to a nephrologist ASAP. I was missed diagnosed in the beginning with just Lupus. I don’t want to scare you but kidney involvement is very serious. I’ve had 2 kidney transplants. Good luck 🙏

Protein/Creatine Ratio

Protein/Creatine Ratio

Hi all, i know some of you know that ive been having issues with my urine results lately from protein and blood being in my urine to even ketones as well as just about every abnormal thing you can find in urine was there. So my rheumy had me do another sample of course, this time there was no blood or protein just bacteria and a high protein/creatine level. Now she wants to say my diet can have an effect on my urine samples but i havent changed anything about my diet. When i had the abnormal… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member

It took my pcp a few years to see that something was wrong. My fingers and hands had begin to swell i was in so much pain, i knew about the rheumatoid arthritis for yesrs but Just diagnosed with Lupus… read more

My Niece Was Just Admitted To The Hospital With Stroke Like Systems,Her Face Swelled So Much You Can Barely See Her Eyes ,

My Niece Was Just Admitted To The Hospital With Stroke Like Systems,Her Face Swelled So Much You Can Barely See Her Eyes ,

My niece was just admitted to the hospital with stroke like systems,Her face swelled so much you can barely see her eyes ,when she walks her left leg drags slightly behind the left side of her face is tingly and has a very slight droop to it.They have run many tests CT scans MRI's ect...But because of my autoimmune history are focusing in that direction for now mainly Lupus.Has anybody ever heard of symptoms like this?

A MyLupusTeam Member

Glad to hear it's nothing serious. Migraines are manageable, but the severity can be debilitating. Is she on preventive medication?

Does Anyone Have Any Experience Of Being Prescribed Azathioprine?

Does Anyone Have Any Experience Of Being Prescribed Azathioprine?

Just starting azothiapin, did anyone have any side effects or advice on how to best manage this medication?
Thanks

A MyLupusTeam Member

Put some food in your stomach, and take Azathioprine with a glass of water and rest while you digest the pills, helps prevent nausea. For me thinning hair initially, then regrowth, now thick.Taken… read more

Are Unpasteurized Cheeses And Safe To Eat While Immuno-compromised?

Are Unpasteurized Cheeses And Safe To Eat While Immuno-compromised?

A MyLupusTeam Member

I wouldn't risk it but I have a kidney transplant to worry about and don't want Lupus to become active more than it is already and lose this kidney.

Can We Donate Blood Or Plasma?

Can We Donate Blood Or Plasma?

A MyLupusTeam Member

I have lupus and donate blood every 50+ days. I've been doing it for years, as long as my iron is good.

Kidney Pain

Kidney Pain

I was in the er last night. I’ve been having horrible kidney pain in both kidneys. I also have a kidney stone. They said I have urine left in my kidneys so I have a kidney infection. Anyone else go through this pain? I’m still new to lupus!

A MyLupusTeam Member

Yes