Hi Ginny. If I take pics of the flying monkeys their wings might ice over 'cause it will be a cold day.
Stacie I can feel your hugs from here. Docs never seem to consider quality of life. Connor I hope you're finding our forum helpful. I have a BS in medical technology so I did my tours of pee and also used to draw blood mornings in the dialysis unit. I recently went thru my medical records and since 2006 my Glomerular Filtration Rate has usually been slightly abnormal (50-58). Also I've had trace protein most visits and occasional hyaline casts. Docs suspected a renal cyst 2 years ago, but CT was clear. I started to worry 2 weeks ago when my GRF was 50 so I went to the nephrologist. He show just the right amount of concern balanced with reassurance. I go back in 3 months to check how I'm doing without the diuretic and then just send him lab reports from my rheumy. Of course the bottom line is if my creatinine is normal I'm good to go. Connor, let us know what the doc says. I hope your visit goes well! Love, Butterflake
Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, diabetes, fibro, gerd, hypertension, IBS, sleep apnea Rx: Cellcept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, seroquel, wellbutrin, actonel, tylenol arthritis, neurontin, phenegren, flexeril, vit C, multi vit, flaxseed oil. Acupuncture "Welcome to lupus, where the strange is ordinary and nothing is normal." Donna