Posted 3/21/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)
I had proteinuria and it is a potentially serious condition if left untreated. Most patients are treated with an ace inhibitor like lisinopril. My feet, ankles and legs had severe edema and it eventually went away with a relatively low dose of lisinopril.
It is important to see a nephrologist and not let your kidneys be damaged permanently.
A kidney biopsy will determine if there is any kidney damage and how much. Fortunately, I had little and my kidneys have returned to normal function. I will probably take linsinopril for the rest of my life.
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's syndrome.
Meds: prednisone (9mg & tapering), 150mg imuran, lisinopril 40mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, norvasc 5 mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller