I was a diagnosed a fair while back now so not newly diagnosed, but thought this might be something relevant to those who have just had a diagnosis..
I have seen several GP's/Docs and one rheumy for Lupus (SLE) and not a single one has ever tested my urine. Everything I read about Lupus talks about urine samples but I've never done one! I know obviously it is to test for kidney issues...even when I've told these doctors that my brother had unexplained kidney failure and required a transplant, not a single one has asked me to pee in a pot!
I don't particularly want to pee in a pot, I don't want other people seeing and handling my pee...but as a matter of health, should someone be taking an interest in it?! I don't know.
What are your experiences?