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I've now got Acute Kidney Failure!

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by rowan, May 7, 2015.

  1. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thinking of you rowan and wishing you all the very best x
     
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  2. Lorraine deer

    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts are with you Rowan x I hope you feel better soon.
     
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  3. Spencer67

    Spencer67 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope you get better soon @rowan sending positive vibes and healing light your way.
     
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  4. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    Gosh Rowan, hope it all gets sorted out ok soon for you.
     
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    WeeFergus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry Rowan. It seems it never rains, but it pours for you. Your positive spirit is so inspirational and I really hope they can sort it out for you.
     
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  6. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep that is the eGFR, a function of your creatinine levels!

    http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/gfr/tab/test/
     
  7. rowan

    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  8. I'm a newbie - literally - with Crohn's disease. Rowan's post is food for thought.

    Thank you again forumteers!
     
  9. rowan

    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have had more tests today, good and not so good news. Good news is that the scan showed no abnormalities in my kidneys and the chest x-ray was clear.
    Not so good is that my kidney function has gone down again, from 30% two weeks ago to 28% today and they still don't know why, so more tests needed. Got to go back in a couple of weeks for kidney biopsy and a heart scan, and they've changed one of my meds to one less likely to affect kidneys, so hopefully that will help a bit.
     
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  10. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stay positive Rowan.
    Thinking about you.
     
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  11. Thinking about you Rowan and admiring your fortitude & control.

    Stay strong
    X Barb
     
  12. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I'm late to the thread Rown, and so sorry to hear you are going through yet another health concern :( You are absolutely right that it's important to have things checked as symptoms arise when you have multiple health issues, as all to often other conditions are used as a " hook" to hang them on and mask something new .

    I do hope that the meds change is a step in the right direction,and that they are able to reverse your renal problems . Positive, healing energy being sent to you ;)

    Signy
     
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  13. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dear Rowan,

    Just like everyone else, very concerned, and thinking about you, and sending very, very best of wishes. Also like everyone, *really really* admiring your attitude, which will be helping you so much.

    We all root for you. Just hope they find the cause *fast* and get on with fixing it. Very, very best of luck,

    Lucy
     
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  14. rowan

    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone. Latest symptom is my face - looks like I've had an overdose on a tanning machine! has gone red and very very dry, feels quite rough with tiny wrinkles, bit like old boot leather! Am drinking as much as I can and even heavy duty moisturizer isn't helping!
     
  15. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to here that Rowan,I didnt have that problem,just fluid retention in my body.
    Take care x
     
  16. kateincornwall

    kateincornwall Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just sending my very best wishes and a hug Rowan x
     
  17. rowan

    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This morning I remembered my dermatologist saying a few years ago that she thought I might have lupus because I had something similar to what I have now on my face, and to look out for any other signs, but nothing happened and I forgot, until now.
    I've googled lupus and I have some of the other symptoms too, including the kidney damage and foot problems that I thought might be neuropathy. I'm going to phone doctor in the morning but in the meantime thought I'd post here and ask of anyone else has lupus?
     
  18. rowan

    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Spoke to doc today and I was tested for lupus in Feb which came back negative. Shame really because it would have been an answer and could have been treated, but the testing goes on! Next step kidney biopsy and heart scan.
     
  19. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's been checked
     
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