I hope you are all alright at the moment and that this damp weather isn't troubling you!
Ok. I'm a bit worried about something.
I have been diagnosed with Lupus 'Like' Syndrome, APS, Pernicious Anaemia, Multiple Sclerosis. MS was diagnosed in 2004, everything else in a storm of emergencies in 2011/2012. I had a stroke in 2010 age 35.
About a month ago I bled quite profusely for a day when urinating. It also felt like cramp when going. I thought I had a urine infection, so made an appointment with my GP for the next day, but the morning of the appointment my urine was clear again. My GP dip tested it and said there was protein showing but nothing else, so she said she would give me antibiotics but if it happened again she'd send me to a Urologist without delay. She did say that if an infection had been present it would have been the simplest explanation, so sent the sample to the lab but there was no infection present.
Well, it happened again day after yesterday, but it was a Saturday and it was my birthday so I didn't want to go to A&E. On Sunday my urine was clear again.
I rang for a telephone appointment, was referred to a urologist whilst on the phone and I went in to the surgery to give a sample. It was sent for testing and again came back normal. I think I will ring my Gp tomorrow for a chat.
I've still got some tummy cramps, and very fatigued and have pain when urinating.
It's worth mentioning that I am heavily anti coagulated. Oh, and I've been taking 400mg of hydroxychloroquine for about four years on account of the Lupus 'like' syndrome and butterfly rash / photosensitivity with joint pain. I can tolerate sunlight now so it must be working.
Does this sound like it could be lupus affecting my kidneys? I have been told I don't have SLE, just Lupus 'like' syndrome.
Thank you for any replies x