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okie
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never had to do one before. I got all the stuff I need and I read what to do. I startit tomorrow morning. I know I don't keep the first one but I keep all the rest after that and keep it cold until i bring it in. Ok I get that but I was wondering about the rest of it. First what are they looking for that takes 24 hours worth of pee and it also said if ya screw up ya have to start all over again. My question is.........How do you screw up? Plus there are days I might drink 5 gallons of water and pee three times. I mean is it supposed to be full or somthing? I'm not quite getting it and the last thing I want to have to do is do it over again.
Any experience please share with me
thanks
 CAROL
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Bsime
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol,
 
A simple urine test is just a snapshot in time.  Doing a 24 hour test gives a more accurate assessment of your condition.  Don't worry about how much output you have.  Just eat and drink normally but don't forget to pee in the container.
 
Here is a link that explains more.
 
 
One of the most common conditions with lupus is proteinuria which is a kidney condition where protein is removed from your blood and excreted.  It is usually easily treated with an ace inhibitor like lisiniopril.  However, the doctors want to know how much protein and other factors before prescribing treatment or additional tests like a kidney biopsy to determine if any damage has been done to your kidneys.
 
Don't stress out over the test it is just inconvenient.
 
Bill
 
PS - if you drank 5 gallons of water you would have lots of other problems.

okie
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Bill. Well actually I don't really notice how much I drink but even in my beer drinking days I could drink 24 beers and never have to pee and every one else was running to the bathroom every 10 mins or so. I even take lasix and it doesn't do anything. I've been tested for lots of stuff but this is no exageration I could have a coke a cup of coffee and a bottle of water all going at the same time and maybe pee once. I sweat a lot though. I thought that might have something to do with it. My dr. said I have a tips blatter and to rock back and forth when I pee but it doesn't work if I don't even feel like I have to go.
Thanks for the link. It just said if I screw it up I'd have to do it again and that is the last thing I would want to do.
I hope you are doing well. How's the golf game going?
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 CAROL
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, provigil 200mg spirivia,aciphex,lasix ,pot.chlor.,B12 ,iNDEROL
 
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Bsime
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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol,
 
No golf in Chicago this time of year but maybe in a month or so if we have an early spring.  Winter is my passion and since last year I have been able to return to skiing again and have gone about 20 times this winter.  Probably will ski tonight and then again this weekend.  I am stronger and more flexible than last summer/fall and am axious to see if that helps my golf game....need to regain some of the lost distance and consistency.  But that will have to wait for a few weeks.
 
Life is good.
 
24 beers!  Even in my youthful drinking days I would have been in the bathroom 24 times if I would not have passed out.
 
Bill

okie
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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Yeah I used to be pretty rowdy. I don't think I could drink a 6 pack today without getting wasted. It's been a long time since I drank alcohol.

I forgot you were from chicago. I was born and raised in michigan city indiana. 2 miles from lake michigan. Spent many a day at the dunes. Lived accrosed from the state Pen. Lots of colorful charactors came through there. I did some cross country skiing there but unless I get a transplant that won't be happening again.  


 CAROL
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, provigil 200mg spirivia,aciphex,lasix ,pot.chlor.,B12 ,iNDEROL
 
Bear ye one another's burdens
Galatians 6:2 KJV

 
 


jojo711
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   Posted 2/24/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
i did the whole 24 hr pee thing, it was just weird. But they just had me keep as much as i had for 24 hrs, just collect everytime u go. They were testing mine to see how much protein i was leaking in a 24 hr period. Its not to hard just kinda weird, i felt real strange having a big orange jug of pee in my house. Good luck!

okie
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   Posted 2/25/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   

I know jojo it looks like an orange juice bottle. You think it would be in black with a skull and cross bones or somthing! tongue

thanks for sharing the info hun.


 CAROL
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, provigil 200mg spirivia,aciphex,lasix ,pot.chlor.,B12 ,iNDEROL
 
Bear ye one another's burdens
Galatians 6:2 KJV

 
 


Ginny
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol, I had to do that test last summer, so the pee jug went in the fridge to keep cold!!!  YUCK!!!!  At least doing it in the winter, you can put it in the garage or basement!  Having it in the fridge made my husband gag....  Did the lab give you a plastic "hat" to pee into?  Makes it way easier and you won't miss the jug opening. Have fun!!!! smilewinkgrin
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
 
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cured4real?
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   Posted 2/25/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol, I had the same problem, I couldn't pee, even increasing liquids. I went about a quarter of a cup in twenty four hours and then, instead of addressing WHY I cant pee, they threw out the whole test. Part of the problems may have been due to urethral polyps, some possibly to nerve problems from my back, and most from electrolyte imbalance due to diabetes and the liver. I would call and talk to the nurse. Drinking gatorade (sugar free equivalent or the real thing as sometimes sweeteners cause problems and beets make me pee. Asparagus makes you pee green if you really want to freak em out. Anyway, you might call the nurse and ask about dietary things and if its okay to try these things. Cranberry juice can do more to irritate things in some conditions so I try to only drink it in small amount. Gatorade has been a big help, especially since I drink distilled water which has no electrolytes.

I'm sorry you have to deliver the jug o'pee and do that. Its a good test though. You are lucky they have ordered it.
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids


okie
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   Posted 2/25/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ginny and Marji, thanks for responding. It's nice to actually have people that have been there and done that to talk to. I also had to do a stool sample and a spit cup thing too. My friend is going with me and she said I'm supposed to try to do the last pee at the 24 hour mark. We will be on the road to OKC at that time. I told her there's no way I'm bring my little white hat into a convience store with my orange jug. My Gosh can you imagine if they thought it was orange juice and I was stealing it. redface

I needed the laugh from you guyss. I am so sick today. I think I have bronchitis. Fortunately my apointment tomorrow is with the surgeon. Patty was going to meet us there but I was afraid of getting her sick. Half of my church is out with this stuff so I know how contagious it is. I took a shower a while ago because we are leaving so early and I almost didn't make it out of there. I didn't bring my o2 with me. Usually I can manage for no longer then I'm in there but not this time. And of course I was the only one home and my cell phone was in my room. So I just held on to the sink until I could breath enough to get to my room. My o2 was only down to 91 but it was probably a little worse before I caught my breath. I will be so glad when this is done. sad

thanks again

love ya guys

carol


 CAROL
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, provigil 200mg spirivia,aciphex,lasix ,pot.chlor.,B12 ,iNDEROL
 
Bear ye one another's burdens
Galatians 6:2 KJV

 
 


cured4real?
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   Posted 2/25/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Carol! LOL, if they think its orange juice, you can pour them a glass. As for the hat, I saw a little kid running around with one on his head playing cowboy in the hospital a long time ago. I didn't have the heart to tell him what it was. To him, it was a neat thing he found in grandmas room! When they handed me the jug, I remember telling them there was no way I could get all my pee in that little hole, and they laughed and gave me the hat. They are looking at all kinds of secretions on you. I hope you get through the bronchitis okay. The gatorade helps me go, actually I drink propel mixed with crystal light lemonade because I hatethe way it tastes. I like regular gatorade. The beets was a suggestion I got here and it really worked. It was like eat, pee.

They keep sticking this scope up me into my bladder. Thats a fun one.

Everytime I go to church I get pinkeye from touching the pews. and it gets bad due to my sjogrens. So I need to get "church gloves". I wish the preachers would lower the temps some in the church to keep germs down. If there were more people sick like me there I would ask.

I hope yuo have a good visit and things go well. Its so good to hear you making progress and laughing. I kept my laxative jug from my colonoscopy and make ice tea and other drinks in it. I know my family won't drink them up that way.
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids


Ginny
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   Posted 2/26/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL, LOL!!!  MARJI!  I feel like I'm having a freakin' seizure here. You do what, with your laxative jug???  Okay, now I'm imagining your making your iced tea in the laxative jug while wearing a white plastic pee hat on your head. smurf
 
Carol, you could try and stop at a tourist info building along the highway or something?  More discrete maybe. Or what if you put the jug in a bag or a big purse?  But I do like Marji's suggestion of giving them a sample of your "orange juice" to try.  I think that would be worth doing, just for the response you get!
 
I'm sorry you're sick.  I hope it's not bronchitis.  I'm so glad you're seing the surgeon tomorrow.  You must be so glad to have this almost done. Please touch base when you can okay.  We love you!!
 
Ginny
 
 
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
 
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