Hello everyone. My mom has had constant problems for the past year and a half. She has severe joint pain and was thought to first have ankylosing spondylitis then lupus. Those diagnoses went nowhere. Her SED rate was extremely high when it was last checked a few months ago. She still has horrible joint pain but now she is having kidney pain on her left side. She has always had fluid retention in her legs and ankles. Lately, she has been very restless. She can sleep for hours and still be tired. She did a urine test at work and found that there were high amounts of protein and bilirubin in her urine. She has since become anemic and her hair is coming out in clumps. She also urinates quite frequently. She has hypertension as well. Could this be glomerulonephritis? We are at a complete loss. The high SED rate and joint pain leads us to believe it is a disease/disorder involving the bones and joints. However, now with the kidney pain, anemia, and high protein levels, we are so confused! We have yet to find a doctor that will actually take the time to listen and find a diagnosis. I'm really worried about her. Any feedback would be really appreciated. Thanks!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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