Hi Beth, I really can't help you out as far as kidney problems. I do have a cyst that gives me trouble from time to time but that is about it. I just wanted to reply to you about the long weekend. I know after you see all this stuff on CSI miami and Law and order you get to thinking boy they got the results in an hour It sure would be nice if it worked that way wouldn't it? Just try to be good to yourself this weekend. if you are to ill to get out try to rent a couple of movies with some comedy or somthing light hearted. I hope they get to the bottom of this and Hey if they figure it out that will be a good thing. Then they'll know how to treat ya. I'm going out of town the day you get your results but I will try to check in from someones computer and see how you are doing.
I'll have you in my thoughts and prayers
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My kidney problems started with terrible fluid retention, which was due to heavy protein loss. I also had some hematuria. The results of my biopsy were membranous nephropathy and questionable lupus nephritis. At the time I really didn't have any other symptoms of lupus so it was decided I didn't have lupus, even though my neph was pretty sure I did. He just couldn't prove it. Two years later, due to my growing number of problems I was sent to a rheumy and almost immediately was given my lupus dx. I do have a lot of permanent kidney damage but overall am doing well. Good luck and keep us updated.
I forgot to add I also have normal blood pressure. That is a very good thing, because most people with kidney problems have high blood pressure. I am not diabetic either. The fact you have regular blood pressure is an encouraging sign as your kidneys control your blood pressure. Keep good thoughts in mind, it isn't always as bad as it seems.
How did things go with your kidney biopsy? Hope all is well and thinking of you.
I hope you have your results by now. When you get a chance let us know what you found out. Take care and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.