I bought strips to test for..

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Registered: 03-25-2003
I bought strips to test for..
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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 9:29am
urine protein at home. Since I had that pos. test in Nov., I want to monitor it. Last night's test indicated "trace" amounts, so I'll keep monitoring.

Also, since yesterday keep getting this weird pain in hand/wrist (not my USUAL) and hand trembles a bit. Have to keep an eye on that too!!

Didn't I say the other day I was feeling much better???
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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 10:55am
Michele, good for you on the protein strips. It's good to be pro-active, and I would do the same. I had trouble with UTIs at some point because of the RA meds. It was something I wasn't expecting and it was a real problem for about a year. You never know what some of these meds can result in as far as the rest of our health is concened. What did they say was causing the elevated protein levels the last time around for you?

Praying for you, Michele--Hugs, Amy

 

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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 11:41am
Hi Michele!

I have been having that weird trembling in my left hand as well & I thought it was so strange as it has never happened before & it is uncontrollable. I wonder what it could be???? I see my rheumy this Friday, so if I get any answers, I will let you know.

Love,

Lee

Lee

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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 12:10pm
They didn't know what caused it! One problem with "lupus" or "lupus like" is it can attack the kidneys.
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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 12:11pm
When I first had symptoms, neuro sent me for MRI to see if I had MS...it was neg., thankfully....but now I'm worried again! Let me know what YOUR dr. says!
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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 2:25pm
Michele,

Just wondering where you got the strips from? I'm going to start doing the same if the doc indicates tomorrow that I have lupus or something like lupus--which is a huge possiblity. I also had a postive protien in urine test back during my first pregnancy.

AmyC

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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 3:10pm
Got them from www.craigmedical.com