For the past few months I've been following with nephrology with what they believe is early nephritis. I have had a few urine samples with blood and protein. I have mild (+1) pitting edema in my lower legs/eyelids in the morning. And over the past few doctors visits have noticed my blood pressure has been over 140/90. I am not due to see my nephrologist until April. Right now, we are holding off on a biopsy because they think I'm in Stage I or II nephritis which they don't treat. I will be seeing my rheumatologist who follows me in Milwaukee in January. Any advice? I'm getting worried about the blood pressure. Usually, they take it with the automated device first (which we were taught in my medical school classes is not accurate) and I will come up pretty high, but when taken manually has been normally. Now even my manual blood pressure is high. And I know this would have to be related to nephritis for me because I'm young (25), and of normal weight for my height, one parent has hypertension the other has normal blood pressure. Any advice? Anyone experience hypertension with early nephritis? My last GFR was 67 and creatinine was 1.0 .