Me, too! and evaluating kidney function is very, very important in people with lupus. I have had lots of 2+ pitting edema in both lower legs, where my ankles are as wide as my thighs and if you poke your fingers in, the finger prints stay for weeks!!! Ask your dr. to check your vitamin B12 levels. Mine were horribly low, and I was shocked by how much the tablets helped reduce the swelling, and the frequency of days when I live in flip flops. My neurologist picked right up on it, I actually took a cell phone picture of my lovely sausage feet, and said that B12 is very important to the nervous system. I have had to take lasix , too
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U and Ambien every night.