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    Elevated Creatinine (Lupus Nephritis)

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if you have experienced a rising creatinine level despite doing generally well. My kidney functions have always fallen within normal range, but a year and a half ago I was...
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    Hello, I was diagnosed in my last year of high...

    Hello,

    I was diagnosed in my last year of high school and went on to university. I've managed to study full-time and work part-time on campus and now I have one year to graduation. I also plan to...
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    I'm so sorry guys..my message was posted 3 times;...

    I'm so sorry guys..my message was posted 3 times; I guess it's because the server was too slow and I clicked the Submit button too many times.
    I tried deleting but it wouldn't.
    Sorry once more;(...
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    Hi to you sits_inthe_corner! That was loads of...

    Hi to you sits_inthe_corner!

    That was loads of info and answers to many questions I had thxx soooo much!!
    Thanks for all the advice..the doctor who aspirated my knee joint disappeared immediately...
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    Hi to you sits_inthe_corner! That was loads of...

    Hi to you sits_inthe_corner!

    That was loads of info and answers to many questions I had thxx soooo much!!
    Thanks for all the advice..the doctor who aspirated my knee joint disappeared immediately...
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    Hi to you sits_inthe_corner! That was loads of...

    Hi to you sits_inthe_corner!

    That was loads of info and answers to many questions I had thxx soooo much!!
    Thanks for all the advice..the doctor who aspirated my knee joint disappeared immediately...
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    Knee effusion...excruciatingly painful!

    Hi all,

    I hope everyone's doing well. I'm been mostly down (healthwise) lately.

    The latest thing is that for 2 days I could hardly bend my right knee and on doing so it hurt real bad. When...
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    FaithfulOne, I thought so too. They tend to rely...

    FaithfulOne,
    I thought so too. They tend to rely on Cyclophosphamide a lot too. I will also try to find articles published on the effectiveness of both drugs in controlling lupus nephritis. I now...
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    Jana and hatlady, Thanks for your support. I am...

    Jana and hatlady,
    Thanks for your support.
    I am a bit surprised that nobody is familiar with IVIG. I've been told that it has proved to be effective in keeping lupus nephritis patients in remission...
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    My latest flare/Considering IVIG

    Hello everyone!
    It's great to have a place where people actually listen to your concerns! I am so thankful for being a member of this forum..
    Well, I just spent 10 days in hospital because of a bad...
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    When fatigue sets in...

    I have to say that I've been blessed with good health for a while now and I overdid it..spending 10-12 hours outdoors everyday between classes, work and community service..

    I ended up in hospital...
  12. Hi Morpheus! I'm Muslim and I've had Lupus...

    Hi Morpheus!
    I'm Muslim and I've had Lupus Nephritis for over 3 years now. The first Ramadan after my diagnosis I was told not to fast by my doctor as the disease was in an active phase.
    But since...
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    Thank you so much for the useful tips! And for...

    Thank you so much for the useful tips! And for making me feel better:)
    Take care
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    Lupus and memory problems?

    I was wondering if any of you feel like since your lupus diagnosis you are not able to remember recent activities/conversations as easily?

    Are any of the lupus medications known to cause memory...
  15. I'm glad it's not only me who skips medication...

    I'm glad it's not only me who skips medication from time to time. But I've been doing it for so long I can't remember.
    Unlike most of you, I have not seen the downside of this yet. So naturally, I...
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    Dear Pretti, I have had two kidney biopsies....

    Dear Pretti,

    I have had two kidney biopsies. It is a quick, simple procedure. As others mentioned, you will be lying on your back throughout (20minutes, 30max.). It is a bit more painful than a...
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    Dear also_ran, I used to be on a high steroid...

    Dear also_ran,

    I used to be on a high steroid dose and gained A LOT of weight because of 1. increased appetite = more food, and 2. water weight (kidney problem=edema).

    I never went back to my...
  18. Dear IloveHistory, Sorry I wasn't part of this...

    Dear IloveHistory,
    Sorry I wasn't part of this conversation to begin with but I can't help but be amazed at how much you have to cope with! God bless you!!
    I mean I complain about feeling tired...
  19. Thread: Kidneys

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    Adding to what everyone else has said about lupus...

    Adding to what everyone else has said about lupus nephritis, I too was diagnosed with lupus nephritis type 4 three years ago.
    My kidney problems actually started 7 years ago, when I got sick and...
  20. Plasma exchange, or plasmapheresis, is a...

    Plasma exchange, or plasmapheresis, is a procedure that removes plasma from the blood and replaces it with new plasma fluid.
    Blood is removed from the patient (a small amount at a time) and...
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    Hey! I know its hard to give up the things you...

    Hey!
    I know its hard to give up the things you love to do, but your health should always be a top priority. I had my first seizure in July 2004, a month after being diagnosed with kidney lupus. In...
  22. Hello Betsy, I am sorry you have to go through...

    Hello Betsy,

    I am sorry you have to go through this, but it's great that you have a loving family to support you. I also have nephritis, for almost three years now, and I remember going through...
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    Thanks for your input. Well, as it turned out it...

    Thanks for your input. Well, as it turned out it was all because of an infection, a sore throat.
    I continued having fevers and lost consciousness and had convulsions (in the bathroom -- so...
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    Signs of a flare-up?

    Hello everybody,

    I've been having these symptoms for 2 days, and I'm worried this may be the start of a flare-up. I've been okay for almost 3 years now.
    - General feeling of tiredness (as if I'm...
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    Coping with chronic illnesses

    Hello everyone,

    Does anyone know of a website or book about how parents should deal with their children who have a chronic illness like lupus?

    I'm suffering from this problem with my own...
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