bhkhhh, I have heard the same thing that Barb told you - that if your C3 or C4 is low then it can mean your lupus is active. Lupus can be very scary, I think especially in the beginning when you are first reading about
it and finding out everything that can happen with it. Just know that we are here for you through all of this.
I'm not really sure how the docs could tell if the tumid lupus was developing into sle. I'm not very familiar with tumid lupus. The good thing is that your doc seems to be keeping an eye on things. Did your doc say when you should come back and get more labs done or if your treatment would change now that your C3 is low?
Hang in there and keep us updated.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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