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03-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Hi all my Lupus friends

I am doing the 24 hr urine test today, (yay)

It is checking for creatine? and protein.

I hope this all comes back ok.

also, I have been drinking water and cran grape juice since yesterday.

I got a headache yesterday with a flushed face feeling, felt like a blood pressure thing.

anyway my bp is always low, so I am thinking it was the cran grape juice giving me the headache and flush.

I have had headaches with grape juice before.

anyone else not able to drink grape juice or cran?

03-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Did my 24 urine on Sunday. The lady at the lab decided to show me the little vial they actually test after my gallon of collection, but I understand they need the concentration from an entire day. Good luck with your results, I'm crossing my fingers on mine because my dipstick protein went from +1 to +4 in one week. The cranberry juice comment does make me think if that was what was causing headaches for me too? I never can tell what causes my headaches but if I start getting them frequently I usually go back to a basic diet and stress relief routine.

03-03-2010, 08:39 PM
hi luvpinkpeeps,

i can't help about the cran-grape juice....had to give it up years ago because of another medical issue.

i just wanted to stop in and say hi to you.

03-03-2010, 09:39 PM
thanks guys!

Leksie, I do really think that cran grape is the cause of the headache, so I will steer clear and see what happens.

I have not enjoyed this urine test but am anxious to find something out.

mountaindreamer, thanks for replying with the hello!

I love the peace this board can bring....especially when I start feeling the anxiety.

03-04-2010, 05:14 AM
I'm having mine done tomorrow - they didn't explain anything but what does it involve exactly - whats the juice for?

03-04-2010, 10:21 AM
They should give you a paper with instructions.

in my case they are checking creantine and protien levels.

It may be that they test you for the same or additional things.

I also have to have blood drawn when I turned in the urine to the lab this morning.

The juice is just sometiing that is supposed to be good for bladdar and kidney infections....not anything to do with the test.

03-04-2010, 10:37 AM
ahh ok thank you :)