Kidney problems cause protein in your urine and swelling, but no pain. I'm surprised the kidney issue wasn't looked at more closely.
Prednisone is usually given for kidney problems but you may need a higher dose????? I would question this and have urine and blood work rechecked. I see a nephrologist which is a kidney specialist; you may want to look into one.....just my thoughts.
I think I better call her come Monday..good ideas, everyone..
I went to the Library and got a few books about Lupus and in reading them I think you guys are right. Kidneys. I just woke up about an hour ago and no swelling but as the day goes on it will come back, it always does. That is one of the signs I read about in The Lupus Book, the third edition one. Sounds just like me too! It writes about stories about patients and the one that he writes about even had no protein in the next blood test she had done, just like me.
I questioned my food choices but when I thought about it, I'm not a big salt person. Never add any extra to the food I already eat. I don't eat foods that are processed, so I don't think that's it either.
I received a small book to write down symtoms and things in and I have been keeping up with the writing in it, so I have it documented. Someday's even right down to the time my swelling started-
Thanks again for the posts, they are so helpful!