Hello and welcome. I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I have had lupus for 12 years and have blood and urine checks every 3 months. Like Lynnwood said, it can vary depending on doctors. I have had kidney involvement and take CellCept daily so my doctors may be keeping a closer check on me than they might someone else.
Perhaps you could call your doctor and voice your concern? Never hurts to double check. Good Luck!
Take care, Fran
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies, asthma, GERD
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Zantac, Bactrim, Q-Var, Restasis, Albuterol
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Vitamin D, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Tylenal, Vicodin, Prednisone.