Posted 6/18/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)
I just wanted to reassure you about the kidney biopsy.  I've had 3 of them and they're really not that bad.  They are soooo necessary!  THey give a definitive diagnosis that labs alone wont and give a more clear cut course (and therefore effective) treatment.  Please try not to stress about it.  They will give you something that will relax you and make you not care!  Good luck, keep us posted.  Judy
Posted 6/20/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)
Update: the Rhuemy was awesome. very informative, throrough and concerned
Diagnosis :Lupus (SLE)- Feb.2005.
Meds: Prednisone - 20mg-5mg (taper down since April)
Tramadol 50mg
Furosemide 40 mg
Benadryl 25mg
*I've been prescribed other drugs, but I don't like how they make me feel..Sulfalalazine especially!!!
Vitamins:  Vitamin C, E and "Hair, skin & nails" vitamins.

Usual mood: exhausted w/ a side of irratation. >:-p

Outlook: keep everything in prespective, take the day as it comes. God won't give you more than you can handle



Posted 6/25/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)
I had a biopsy a little over a year ago, and believe me, I wanted it about as bad as a hole in the head! I was SO scared! But honestly it is not nearly as bad as you are imagining. The worst part is the novacaine shots before, and having to lay flat for several hours after. I know it is scary, but anticipation is the worst. Good luck!
Lots of Love!
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Anemia, Congestive Heart Failure, Kidney Failure

Posted 6/25/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Meeks!!! GREAT!! Its such a blessing to have a doc that you feel confidence in.

Let us know how the biopsy goes!


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