Hello from Northern Cali!!
I have lived with Lupus since I was 15 years old so going on a 11 years now. Just recently (today) confirmed the severity of my new found nephritis. I have Stage 4 and Stage 5 Lupus Nephritis along with joint issues. I was put on an increase of my prednisone (40mg) Plaquenil, Lisipronil and CellCept(2000mg) to combat the protein overspill going on in my kidneys. I will unfortunately will have to undergo IV Chemo (Cytoxan) to combat the inflammation in the kidneys. I am freaking out to say the least. The last 11 years have been uneventful if anything some joint pain and fatigue. I am hoping to get some information from anybody that might have some insight and positive thoughts on Lupus nephritis.

Thanks in Advance, look forward to learning and helping others understand this disease.