Well, we saw the urologist yesterday and she had a UA. There was trace protein, no blood. He was not too worried and said the nephrologist could answer more questions and we saw him today. We really liked him. He was not too alarmed about her creatinine and GFR or trace protein.
He wants her to drink plenty of water for about 7 days and repeat the tests and is hoping that her creatinine comes down. He said since her blood pressure was very good and she has no edema he did not think she has lupus nephritis. He also does not want her taking anything for her fibromyalgia except ultram, which he prescribed. She has been taking Tylenol and using Aspercreme, which he said are not good. I am having them check his ANA again just to be sure.
He said that if she did have lupus nephritis that it could be treated, so I am trying to stay positive about it.
Thanks to everyone and I will stay on the board. This autoimmune stuff has been hanging over our heads for such a long time--20+ years.
I wanted to thank everyone who read my message about my daughter's kidney function. I just got the results of her tests. Her kidney functions have returned to normal and her ANA is negative. Thank God.
As someone with autoimmune disease in the form of thyroid and vitiligo with a positive ANA, the thing I dread most is the possibility of having passed it on to my daughter. I am sure you all feel the same. I am hoping that research will speed up and very good treatments or a cure will emerge for those diseases in the near future.