You say that you have been diagnosed with Lupus or your test results are indicative of Lupus? If you have been diagnosed, the next time you go to the ER tell them that you are a Lupus patient and you are currently in a Lupus flare-up and that you will not be able to see your rheumatologist until the end of the month. You feel that your kidneys are compromised and your inflammation is being unchecked. Ask if you can get a Prednisone pack along with the pain killers to help with control your flare-up until you can see your rheumatologist.
In most cases, when Lupus is diagnosed, doctors will prescribe Plaquenil, Prednisone and pain medication. This combination of medications can, for many, start to relieve symptoms and decrease inflammation. How well they work depends greatly upon how advanced the flare up is and how advanced internal organ damage is.
You will find, here in these forums, a lot of information about Plaquenil and Prednisone. Read about them and/or do research on your own to help you decide if you want to ask for the medications and fight for the right to have them prescribed immediately. It is important that we all learn to stand up for ourselves with doctors and that we become our own advocates. I hope that you are able to do that for yourself.
Please let us know what you decide and how you are doing.
Peace and Blessings
Look For The Good and Praise It!