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 on: Yesterday at 07:21:40 PM 
Started by TRB - Last post by BJ275
I'm sorry you are feeling lousy! 

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 on: Yesterday at 06:30:00 PM 
Started by TRB - Last post by TRB
Not felling very well this weekend. Bloated and big time headache. Felling sick all the time really is getting old.

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 on: Yesterday at 06:20:49 PM 
Started by sweetblood1974 - Last post by BJ275
That's great! 

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 on: Yesterday at 01:44:54 PM 
Started by refurb - Last post by Cora1003
Whew! Boy, do I every. Because my Rapa and my Nexium, both strip Mg, I was a bit low. Then I had chronic diarrhea which made things worse. And most oral Mag supplements give you the runs. I ended up needing iv infusions. But things have settled now and I'm doing ok. Low end of normal, but ok.

Just don't take supplements unless you know your kidney function is ok, your levels are ok or low, and your neph approves it.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:27:57 AM 
Started by sweetblood1974 - Last post by sweetblood1974
oh, and the strangest thing happened... I happened to go to my clinics patient portal to check my account. 

lo and behold I have an upcoming appointment with my nephrologist in October, that  I did not schedule.   I wasn't due to see him again till next june or july...  wonder who scheduled that appt.   

im thinking my neph somehow heard about my recent issues and wants to check in with me or it could be due to the recent changes in blood/urine. 

in any case im glad I have the appointment because I have some concerns I want to talk with him about.


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 on: Yesterday at 07:58:41 AM 
Started by Peasha - Last post by xWisteria

The scary thing about this is that anybody who's on BP meds will occasionally have low BP episodes. I have had this quite regularly - there are certain times when my normal BP med dosage is too high! Is the occasional drop to 90-100/50-60 not too dangerous?
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Agreed that low blood pressure does occasionally happen! Even though I am taking a not too high dose now, I do occasionally get dizzy when I stand up or can tell its low. And also agreed Peasha, when my blood pressure was more often constantly low (too high of a blood pressure medicine dosage) I felt blah.

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 on: Yesterday at 07:55:03 AM 
Started by PrincessLeila - Last post by BJ275
That's exciting! 

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 on: Yesterday at 07:22:35 AM 
Started by Peasha - Last post by PrincessLeila
Yes, thank you for posting this.

When I had my first transplant in 1978, it was a living donor transplant...it was taken out after 6 weeks. Had problems from the get go. They had thought it was rejection. I had often wondered when I had gotten older why this had happened.  When they went in to check the kidney, it was full of blood clots.  I had read articles over the years wondering if was possible I had low blood pressure, the pressure not being able to keep a moderate blood flow through the transplanted kidney. It was my father's kidney. 

Just a thought. Had always been curious.

Getlife

That would have been incredibly sad for you to lose your father's kidney Getlife. I can only just imagine how that felt like. Nobody would have wanted to contemplate or imagine that happening after such a sacrifice. Really sorry to hear that you went through that.

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 on: Yesterday at 07:18:19 AM 
Started by PrincessLeila - Last post by PrincessLeila
Called the company today & they've just obtained approval to go ahead with the clinical trial. I should hear from their doctor, in charge of overseeing the trial, within the next 2 weeks!


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 on: August 31, 2014, 08:49:04 PM PDT  
Started by Peasha - Last post by Peasha
I've always thought that low BP levels can also be a threat but wasn't sure about my hunch. This article confirms this. Thanks for posting this. I wonder why low BP may also damage kidneys as well?
My assumption is very low blood pressure can effect perfusion of the tissue leading to poor oxygenation which can damage fragile kidney tissue. When someone loses cardiac function and pressure drops, the kidneys are damaged fast.

The scary thing about this is that anybody who's on BP meds will occasionally have low BP episodes. I have had this quite regularly - there are certain times when my normal BP med dosage is too high! Is the occasional drop to 90-100/50-60 not too dangerous?

That's interesting you ask. My last hospital stay they told me that rate was dangerous for me at the time. All the bells and whistles and monitors were buzzing and making a big deal near that range. I don't know how "dangerous" it was for me but the Drs were unhappy with it. I can say that I originally was much lower than that and was supposed to be admitted in as an ICU patient as critical. When I reached the range you mentioned I was dropped to just med surge level under close monitoring. So I'm assuming it was concerning but not critical.
Just. Wish I knew what levels are best for me. I get exhausted and feel icky if I'm below 120/80 or above 140/90. It was why I thought this was an interesting article.

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