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I was not diagnosed with lupus until last year, but many years earlier, I had some signs and symptoms of it (low platelets, unexplained fevers, etc.), though my ANA was negative at that time.

Around that same time period, there was one day that I did not produce any urine for that entire day or night. I was drinking plenty of fluids, but never urinated or felt the urge to, and I remember feeling very agitated. The next day, I started urinating again, and it has not happened anymore since then.

I've always wondered what in the world might have caused this, and since I ended up having lupus, I wonder if it could be related? Could I have had some kidney involvement years back without ever knowing it? Or could it have just been a day of water retention?
 

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Hi Doodlebee

There can be many causes for this, so couldnt comment on why this happened for you. However I do know that this is a symptom that should have you straight to the docs or hospital. It is not a symptom to be ignored. I hope that you never experience it again, but if you ever did, please bear this in mind.

Hope you stay well

Deb
 

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flushing through

HI doodlebee, I am in agreement with Deb, I know that you should be producing at least 60mls/hr minimum and that is with people who are unconscious and not drinking! That means that your kidneys are still being flushed through and kept working. I don't know why your body didn't need to pass urine for so long even whilst you were drinking... where did all that fluid go??:lol: Please get some medical advice if you have any concerns about your body, your kidneys are very special.
Take care,
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doodlebee,
It is hard to say without having test back then I would say. Have you shared this information with your doctor so that they can keep an eye on this in case it does happen again? If you are concerned about this are there is a charting system that your doctor can put you to make sure you are producing enough and taking in enough fluid. It is something to speak with your doctor about maybe at your next visit. I hope you are feeling well.
 

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Thank you for the advice and info. It's just something I've wondered about but didn't know whether to bring it up to the rheum doc since it was so long ago and just a one-time thing.

I have an appointment tomorrow and think I will ask about it and see what the doc says.
 

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I've had plenty of troubles with Nephritis, chemo w/Cytoxan has always cleared it up. Usually the first thing I notice when my Kidneys are getting involved is that my feet will swell up due to water retention...I don't notice any reduction in output...at least not for awhile. I doubt your trouble was Nephritis...as it doesn't just come and go...once the Kidneys get involved it only tends to get worse, till treatment starts. Always a good idea to keep an eye on the Kidneys tho and if you do show signs of retaining water, see your doc. I'd mention this to your doc., but doubt he/she will think much of it.

-Eric
 
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