Lupus Nephritis and protein in urine
I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago to the day with SLE lupus nephritis. I have been having issues with spilling protein in my urine which my nephrologist was kind of shrugging off until now (probably because I went to a rheumy who was very concerned). My Cellcept, prednisone, and lisinopril have all been increased for the past 5-6 weeks.....well my protein is still low in my blood and high high high in my 24 hr urine results.
Has anyone else experienced problems with protein spillage and if so how did it work out for you? I am worried because i trusted this doctor and have been spilling protein for awhile and now I'm worried my kidneys are being damaged ( my BUN,CREA have remained normal throughout protein spill however). I am also in the process of finding a new nephrologist. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by jseda; 05-23-2011 at 02:16 PM.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Lupus Nephritis, Cryoglobulinemia
Meds: CellCept, Prednisone, Lisinopril, Toprolol, Plaquenil