hi to everyone... i am hoping someone may give me advise to this.
my sister was diagnosed with lupus 3yrs ago at the age of 15. however, she only underwent ANA test and Double strand test and both turned out positive (sorry i am not that knowledgeable with these terms). last year, an abnormality in her urine was detected and found that there are protein in it. after several tests like 24-hour urine test and urinalysis, she underwent cyclophospomide for 9 months (i just don't know if my spelling is correct). she respond on that very good. however, my sister is really hard headed that after the treatment, she STOPPED all her medications like pred, enalapril and plaquenil. right now, renal problem came back but with worse symptoms like swelling of her ankles and everything. i am reading and searching about the biopsy because to be honest, I am very afraid to that.
would my sister be ok?
i am hoping for any response because right now, i can't ask anyone. Lupus in our country is not common.