Thanks everyone. Deevee please let me know how you make out. Sorry to hear you are going through this too. The only symptoms I get are left kidney pain and swelling prior to these events. It goes away and next day the urine is a rust color. I think it is from salt intake. Dr. and I got into an argument about
Prednisone. When I asked if they could prescribe it he yelled at me that I was in perfect health and didn't need it. That and it causes stomach ulcers. (I guess that would explain the necessity to see a Nephrologist, because I am perfectly healthy?). I explained my med history and he said I need a shrink. So I got angry and ate tons of salt and protein; since I was in perfect health I no longer needed to limit my diet. Not too bright on my part. Also explains the fizzy urine with floaties in it.
If I do go to the ER then I will just load up on the bad food before I go in so they can get a real show. More bang for the buck I say. Not going down without a fight this time. Wrote to the NJ medcial examiner and the head of Atlanticare where I receive PCP and ER treatment regarding their lack of treatment. This is absurd at this point and I am furious. Time to eats me spinich.
Hopefully I will get a response. Not too sure what to do if I don't. Go global with it I guess. Not real fond of anouncing my life to the public but if it spares me my life, it doesn't sound like I have many other choices. I could sue, but that takes years. I need more immediate help, preferably before the kidney and heart go. Drama, drama, drama. I don't see the necessity of going through this or how it could be cost beneficial to me or to Atlanticare. I'm at wits end, literally.
As usual I could go on and on. So I'll spare everyone. Surprised I still get emotional over this after 10 years. Hope you all have a good day. I think we should all treat ourselves and do something nice for ourselves today. We all get so beat up over this stuff sometimes. Don't know about
you, but I need a positive action. Think I'll get my nails done. Love ya'll - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - kidney disease, enlarged heart, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, rheumatic arthritis, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.