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    Unhappy Got an email from my rheumy about my labs.....

    Hi, Brittanee.

    I received your labs from 5/15/10 and everything looks good, although your urine dipstick had some protein. When quantified, this was normal, but it is important that we repeat it right away - and that your OB knows. I will have my office send you a new slip, but I would also like for you to see your OB and have them repeat the test too.

    Let's just be careful.

    Thank you,

    Rebecca Manno

    Rebecca Manno, M.D.
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    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland

    I go see my OB tomorrow so I am going to talk to them about it and see what my bp and urine reveal this time. Anyone else had this happen?
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    Well I will post again after my appointment today. They'll check my urine, bp, the baby's heartrate etc.
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    I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!

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    Me too.Thinking of you.xxxxxxxxxx
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    Hi Brit,
    I remember that the midwife that I worked with would always check to see if the mom was "throwing protein". If so, she would tell her to cut way, way back on salt, double up on the raspberry tea and to keep on taking in plenty of protein for the baby to grow on. I think that it might be an indicator of possible edema.
    I know that the best way to avoid edema is a super-healthy diet. That means WHOLE foods, not processed. Processed foods are full of salt and other chemicals that we don't need. Anyway, it couldn't hurt!
    Take care, and let us know what the OB says.
    Hugs,
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    Default Update from appt yesterday

    Ok so I went to my appt yesterday...I had trace amounts of protein and leukocytes in my urine and it was a little cloudy. I am waiting to hear back from my rheumy as I wrote to her about everything that happened at my appt. My throat has also been hurting the past 3 days and it feels like a lump when I swallow. Its also tender on the outside where my lymph nodes are....after walking today a lot my knees are killing me and are puffy..I haven't had any lupus type involvement in a while with the pregnancy so Im wondering if I'm heading for a flare or what. Hope everyone is well. -Lupie Britt
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    Methotrexate- 2.5mg 4 pills 1x/week
    Keppra-750mg 2x/day
    Daily Vitamin-1x/day
    Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
    Protonix 40mg 1x/day
    Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
    Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
    Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
    Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day

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    Keeping you in my thoughts and also hoping that everything is well with you and your pregnancy..

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