It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Lupus Message Board

PLEASE HELP ME. High protein in urine

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-30-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1
csaved38 HB User
PLEASE HELP ME. High protein in urine

Hi, name is sandra. I am 42 yrs old. My mother passed away jan 4,2007 she had diabetes, and was on kidney dialasis. She had blockages in her legs so when she stepped on something at thanksgiving, it became infected and on christmas eve they took her left leg below the knee off and died 8 days later.I had been a diabetic for a year at this time. type 2. They told me at christmas time that I have huge amounts of protein in my urine that I will need to see a rheumtologist. which I will be finally seeing her june 4th. took 6 months to see this doctor. I do not know what to expect but they have worded that I may be getting tested for lupus. which I dont know much about it. is there other diseases a person could have if they have huge amounts of protein. they said my number is 8534 when normal should be around 125. I am a mother 4 kids. be married 22 years june 1. I feel like I am being told I won't live long. but you know doctors they keep you holding on to get the answers. I need to know now. will I be on meds much meds if I have lupus. is it a fatal disease what in the world is it. your words please I looked on website and it flys over my head and no I am not a blonde lol. they say my kidney funtion is great and then kidney doctor says if i dont lose weight 5 to 10 yrs I will be on dialasis.. very scary.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-31-2007, 02:25 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,719
VeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB User
Re: PLEASE HELP ME. High protein in urine

Hi, csaved. I'm very sorry to read about your mother & about your own health problems. I'll try to say a few things about lupus in plain language, then, hopefully, others here will add more soon.

Lupus is an immune system disorder in which the immune system is overactive but aberrant: it mistakenly produces antibodies that damage your own body. It ranges from mild to severe. It affects, depending on the patient, anything from a narrow to wide range: skin, joints, blood, kidneys, central nervous system, heart, lungs, joints, ETC.---or just "constitutional" problems (fatigue, etc.)

There are three useful "sticky posts" at the top of the thread list. One includes the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. A person must meet at least 4 of the 11, but not necessarily all at once, to be diagnosed with *systemic* lupus. Also listed are common symptoms.

(An aside: The two autoantibodies on the criteria list, anti-ds-DNA & anti-Sm, are NOT the only ones seen in lupus. There are actually as many as 16 or more. The two listed, however, are considered so specific for lupus that they made the list.

(Another aside: The criteria in the "sticky" apply to SYSTEMIC lupus. There are also other, typically lesser, "subsets" in which a patient meets fewer than 4 of the criteria.)

Another "sticky" describes antiphospholipid syndrome, a clotting disorder that is common in lupus patients but may also exist standalone.

One "sticky" includes what its world-famous author calls "alternative criteria": problems commonly seen in lupus that aren't included in the formal criteria.

Finally, somewhere in the "test results" sticky you'll see tests usually performed if lupus is a possibility. There's a separate resource cited.

After you read the "stickies", I hope you post more! Also---are you being treated for your diabetes? By an endocrinologist? Is it considered under control? Bye for now, with best wishes, Vee

Old 05-31-2007, 06:21 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: southeast Indiana U.S.A.
Posts: 248
realisticchic HB User
Re: PLEASE HELP ME. High protein in urine

Just wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your mother and how she suffered so much with diabetes . I lost someone very dear to me in the same way. As for the protien in your urine, deffinitely not normal. Veej gave you some great advice to check out. I tried to remember all of the different things my Dr. had me tested for that may apply to your situation,when I was diagnosed with Lupus, and, I remember her having me tested for Cushings disease as well, it was a blood test, I think it was called ANCA.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
My 16 year old son has high blood pressure - 136/88 An-g08 High & Low Blood Pressure 5 08-02-2007 11:48 AM
Need some help Please korpacz1 Kidney Disorders 9 10-11-2006 03:26 PM
Please help marcief Pregnancy 4 08-03-2005 10:13 PM
Kidney damage from high BP? las7715 High & Low Blood Pressure 9 07-07-2005 08:41 PM
high protein levels norm 140 test results 1629 country_mom Kidney Disorders 1 06-02-2005 10:21 AM
please give some help appleboy Diabetes 9 05-28-2005 07:54 AM
Please tell me what these results mean. SOUTHERN DIVA Kidney Disorders 2 12-30-2004 08:41 PM
high protein levels in first Urine cvangogh Urology 0 08-31-2004 07:23 AM
Please Help..Blood in Urine and hands & feet are swollen..whats happening? Creeky Kidney Disorders 6 12-21-2003 10:56 AM
Can someone please help me? :o( cadetskippy Kidney Disorders 2 05-03-2003 09:05 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:17 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!