Has anyones lupus affected thier kidneys and if so what were the first symptons?
I'm very frustrated right now I have been diagnosed with fibro about a year ago...but I have been dealing with all my symptons for 4 years now...the doctors did not take me serious until they found plus 4 of blood and protien in my urine...so I went to the kidney doctor and he said that as long as my kidneys are functioning there really isn't anything they can do ...so I went to a rhuemy. for all the pain I was going through and he quickly told me I had fibro and IBS and that was that. This last time I went to see him I wanted to tell him about me new symptons which was fevers for no reason, easily bruising, the blood and protien in my urine, loosing hair by the handfuls, and that my cousin was recently diagnosed with lupus and that we had found out that my grandfather which of whom no one in the family talks to also has it...but he acted like none of that mattered because I don't have the rash and my ana has came back negative. But it can't be normal for someone to have that much blood and protien in thier urine so I was wondering if anyone who has been diagnoed with lupus has had problems with their kideys and if so what was the early symptons? I would appreciate any feed back or ideas right now I'm so frusteraed with doctors because I know how I feel and I know there is something going on and they will not listen to me!!!