i'm suzanne, with me the lupus attacked/attacks my kidneys. basically, it goes into my kidney and does damage to the tissue so that the kidneys dont function correctly. that was actually how they were able to diagnose me quickly, sometimes it takes years for a person to get diagnosed with lupus even though they have the symptoms. the lupus had attacked my kidneys so bad that last year i had a kidney transplant and this year the lupus actually attacked the new kidney too. hope this helped a little in answering your question, but dont worry i'm sure someone else will be able to explain it even better than me.
Hugs and prayers, God grant me the serenity to accept the
~Suzanne~ things I cannot change, the courage to
change the things I can, and the wisdom
to know the difference.
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-cerebral tumor '07, AVN of R ankle '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, lunesta, celexa, percocet for pain