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   Posted 3/10/2008 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Not to rub it in anyone's face, so to speak...but it appears that lupus is not causing my renal insufficiency. My ANA was negative and C3/C4 complements were within normal limits. Now I'm going to do a 24-hour urine to measure my urinary protein and protein:creatinine ratio, which will determine whether or not there's a need to biopsy the ol' bean at this time - which I would rather not do, given the risks, but I'm also curious as to what could explain the proteinuria. They've re-classified me with stage 2 chronic kidney disease (that probably sounds scarier than it actually is) because my GFR dipped down slightly more. So here's a poll to all of the kidney-diseased among you: what's your GFR these days?
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   Posted 3/10/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy to report my GFR is 74!!! Woohoo!!!! :) Judy

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   Posted 3/10/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sarita,

My GFR runs in the 40's. I am classified as stage 3.

Glad to hear it's not lupus but am curious to know what it is. Keep us updated.


DX: Kidney Disease, (? Lupus Nephritis) 2002
DX: Raynaud's Phenomenon and Lupus (SLE & Class V Lupus Nephritis) 2005
DX: Anorexia and Hypokalemia 2006
meds: plaquenil, amiloride, klor-con

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   Posted 3/10/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I am happy to hear your kidney problems are not caused by lupus. I hope they figure it out soon, take care and keep us posted.

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DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Lortab (as needed), Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)

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