Hi folks, thanks for your answers and support.
I got my blood test results in the mail today. At least my liver and thyroid numbers are normal! ANA still positive at 1:160, now just speckled (no speckled/homogenous like last time). A few upticks/downticks on the sub-tests, but everything still in the 0-20 reference range. However, now C3 is normal, but C4 is low.
The only other thing that stuck out to me was my eGFR, which was low at 57. I wouldn't ordinarily be worried at this near-borderline number, but I looked back at my bloodwork -- it was 70 in May of 2012, 68 in February of 2013, 64 in February of 2014, and now 57, so it's fallen steadily over the past 2 years. On the other hand, at the same time, my creatinine has creeped up...from .8 in May 2012 to .9 in Feb 2013, to 1.0 in Feb 2014, to 1.1 now (BUN levels are stable in relation to creatinine, but are also rising in general). So...looks like my kidneys are unhappy for some reason. Why, Kidneys, why?! I give you plenty of water, and no bad stuff...and this is how you thank me? Sheesh.
My glucose levels are fine (both fasting and non-). Haven't had my urine checked for anything diagnostically, but I assume that if this problem is kidney-flavored that urine tests are coming...I'm not scheduled to go back until August, and I don't know that these numbers are "scary" enough for her to pull me in before that. Maybe more tests? What else would they look for?
Post Edited (ilsegrrl) : 5/13/2014 7:55:30 PM (GMT-6)