Hi, I was diagnosed with lupus nephritis when I was 13 yrs old, and i never had a rheumy. I only saw a pediatric nephrologist and sometimes other specialty docs if needed. With lupus nephritis they dont know if the kidney acts up and the lupus flares or the lupus flares then the kidney gets attacked. With me it was just easier to see one doctor and he didnt mind that i didnt have a rheumy he never suggested it, and out of all the doctors i've had since i've been sick, he is still my favorite.
Hugs and prayers, If it was easy being a lupie,
~Suzanne~ the whole world would be one
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-tumor cerebri '07, AVN ankles and hips '07, depression '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, melatonin, celexa, pepcid, oxycontin for pain