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    badlupus posted:
    Hi, I was diagnosed with lupus in 2003 & for the most part was doing ok. January 2014 came in with a bang & as of July 2014 the flare is still not under control. To make a long story short I have now been diagnosed with lupus nephritis class 4 & 5 with normal kidney function. Can someone please tell me something?
     
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    lisatru62 responded:
    I was also diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis but only stage 2. While I'm on medication it hasn't reversed the damage, only stopped it at this point. My labs always come back with some abnormal reading but so far my doctor does not believe there is any further damage. I guess if you're stable things are okay.


    If your doctor hasn't suggested any medications you might want to discuss this option. It does take some time for the meds to take effect so you want to get on top of this right away so no further damage can happen to your kidneys.


    Good luck and hopefully things will improve, but do not let your doctor ignore your symptoms or kidney damage. You have to be your own healthcare advocate.


    Lisatru62


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