Hi Connie. In the past I have had protein in my urine. There was about
a 7-9 month period before I started on prednisone and I was flaring and I consistently had protein in my urine. Sometimes it was just a trace and sometimes it was quite a bit. I had to do several 24 hour urine tests which came back high, but not so high they were worried about
damage, do they just continued to monitor it. Luckily once I started on prednisone, I haven't had protein in my urine.
I do remember being pretty freaked out after I had protein in my urine and was worried about
my kidneys and kidney damage, but the great people here helped to ease my mind some. I found out that if you do have kidney involvement that it is fairly treatable, especially if it is caught early. If you haven't done a 24 hour urine test, it would be worth asking about
it. Also, if you have continued problems with protein you can also ask for a referral to a nephrologist who would be the one to tell you if the amount of protein you are spilling is anything to worry about
Keep us updated on what you find out. Take care
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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