What's going on

By MrsCDogg Latest Reply 2014-04-28 17:26:20 -0500
Started 2014-04-27 06:47:59 -0500

Hi everyone.
I finally have an appointment with a nephrologist on April 29. It's the same group that my mom went to and I know they are really good so I'm happy about that. I'm nervous about what he/she will tell me is going on with my kidneys though.
Last weekend, Easter weekend, I visited my step-sister for a big family dinner and it was so nice. However, I noticed that my weight was shooting up. By Monday I had gained 20lbs!! Now, I don't eat enough for me to have gained that much in two days. I could see maybe 5lbs if I was pigging out at every turn but I wasn't. So, needless to say I was not feeling so good. I had lasix and potassium that another doc prescribed so I started back on it on Friday. By Saturday evening I was back down to where I started and had lost 20lbs of fluid! I feel much better now and can actually breathe without difficulty. I'm just wondering if that is from the kidney problems or if it could be from the Metoporolol that my doc put me on. It is also causing me sleep problems. I am only able to sleep 4 to 5 hours and then I'm wide awake.
So, that's what's going on with me.
Thanks for listening.

5 replies

jayabee52 2014-04-27 15:36:57 -0500 Report

Howdy Mrs C
I was gonna agree with Gabby, but I noted that you also lost that 20 lbs of fluid.

However, It still might be good to get yourself seen ASAP and not wait, especially if the water weight gain comes .back.

I am on dialysis myself and one of the meds I expect will be Dc'd will be the potassium. Those of us with CKD should eat a meal plan that is low on sodium, phosphorus and potassium. You can google low sodium, low phosphorus, and low potassium foods and find lists of foods to avoid. You also may be asked to restrict your fluid intake. Another thing you may be asked to avoid is colas and Dr Pepper like drinks. That is due to the Phosporic Acid content of those drinks.

You may also wish to look at Davita at ~ http://www.davita.com/ and Fresenius ~ https://www.ultracare-dialysis.com/TreatmentO.... The two biggest CKD and dialysis providers in the USA.

Sorry it looks to me as if your CKD just escalated to a new level. Of course I am unable to Dx your condition. Only your Dr can do that. I am merely a fellow sufferer. To me, it seems as though my diabetes has taken a back seat to my kidney dialysis. But should you do what your Renal specialist tells you, and you follow a CKD style meal plan, you may yet conserve some kidney function and extend the time till you will need to choose between hemo dialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Oh and it would be important to know what your GFR rate and your creatine levels are, once you get your bloodwork done. You can also ask the Renal specialist, at what stage is your CKD. That will tell you roughly about how long you have until dialysis of some kind.

You may also wish to look at my discussion of what I go through when I go in for hemodialysis treatments ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

The following is from the DC search engine on dialysis in general ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/search?query=d...

Praying God's best for you and yours


GabbyPA 2014-04-27 08:54:23 -0500 Report

20 pounds in 2 days sounds like a reason to go to the doctor immediately, and maybe not wait for that appointment. That is a huge tax on every part of your body to go through that so quickly.

Next Discussion: Sucralise? »