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  • #16
    Does anyone experience kidney pain from antibiotics? My kidneys hurt me every time I am put on an antibiotic and continue to hurt once I stop
    Taking it. My kidney dr. said he has never heard of this .

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Maygirl View Post
      Does anyone experience kidney pain from antibiotics? My kidneys hurt me every time I am put on an antibiotic and continue to hurt once I stop
      Taking it. My kidney dr. said he has never heard of this .
      No kidney pain from the antibiotics, plenty of pain having to deal with dialysis and having to have a kidney transplant some day. Ask your kidney Dr how much antibiotics you have to take to fry your kidneys? Mine took massive amounts of vancomycin, rocephin, meropenem, imipenem, and several specially made ones to fry my kidneys. But the antibiotics killed my kidneys just the same and they can hurt yours also, if you are not careful. I would suggest you find a better nephrologist, in my opinion. Antibiotics can really damage your kidneys, because your kidneys have to flush them out of your body.

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      • #18
        What do you do when sick and you need an antibiotic ? I am coming to the conclusion that antibiotics have damaged my kidneys, as well. I have seen a pattern with my kidneys ... every time I am on an antibiotic , my kidneys ache and do so for months afterwards . I am just praying my kidneys rebound this time and recover .

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Maygirl View Post
          What do you do when sick and you need an antibiotic ? I am coming to the conclusion that antibiotics have damaged my kidneys, as well. I have seen a pattern with my kidneys ... every time I am on an antibiotic , my kidneys ache and do so for months afterwards . I am just praying my kidneys rebound this time and recover .
          That is a good question. Not trying to be funny here but I guess the only really safe alternative is to not get sick, which is darn near impossible.. Always get a flu shot, pneumonia shot, shingles shot, the hepatitis series (A, B), MMR (Measles, mumps, and rubella boosters), tetanus, and any other preventative shots that are out there, good luck.

          I have had all those shots (9) the first year and yearly flu every year since then. Luckily I have not gotten any more serious infections. Watch things like walking barefoot (bad idea), even trimming your nails you have to be careful. Do lots of hand and body washing with anti-bacterial soap (not expensive) and stay away from people with colds and flu, Gives one a lot to think about doesn't it? And try to stay out of the hospital, they are germ factories.
          Last edited by Loganwon; 01-10-2016, 11:50 AM.

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          • #20
            Hi, I'm a 67 year old male and have just been diagnosed with Stage 3a CKD. It would appear that treatment at this stage consists mainly of monitoring,exercise and diet changes. I'm working on that, but it is a bit of a challenge, so it is great to have the resources this site offers! I have cut out any additional salt, cut eating meat down to no more than 3 times a week and are steadily weaning off any processed food, drink, cakes, biscuits, etc. I also have cardiac arrhythmia controlled by a pacemaker..Both that, and presumably this, have been caused by chronic hypertension, so I am on plenty of medication for that. I can't see that changing. I would agree with a previous poster, one of the symptoms I have consistently noticed is increased fatigue. That is a bit of a challenge too, when I'm trying to increase my exercise regime. I still have a lot to learn (and apply) about sodium, phosphorus, protein and potassium intakes. I have been told that regulating potassium isn't necessary while my blood levels are normal, but I would appreciate some advice as to whether cutting down on potassium is a good idea while I'm changing my diet anyway?

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            • #21
              Adjust your potassium/phosphorus intake as your bloodwork suggests.

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              • #22
                I'm at stage 3b, have bipolar but my Dr said none of medicines were bothering my kikidneys. My problem all started with kidney stones, I even had to have a stent put in to drain my left kidney. I have lost 30lbs and always feel nauseous but my kidney Dr tells me not to worry,just quit loosing weight. Doesn't even have me on a special diet. Worried wondering if anyone feels there Dr is not being through.I have had this problem for at least 2 years years and was not informed..sorry for the adition. Thanks for listening
                Last edited by Luckykitty; 03-05-2016, 12:51 PM.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by KiwiKen View Post
                  Hi, I'm a 67 year old male and have just been diagnosed with Stage 3a CKD. It would appear that treatment at this stage consists mainly of monitoring,exercise and diet changes. I'm working on that, but it is a bit of a challenge, so it is great to have the resources this site offers! I have cut out any additional salt, cut eating meat down to no more than 3 times a week and are steadily weaning off any processed food, drink, cakes, biscuits, etc. I also have cardiac arrhythmia controlled by a pacemaker..Both that, and presumably this, have been caused by chronic hypertension, so I am on plenty of medication for that. I can't see that changing. I would agree with a previous poster, one of the symptoms I have consistently noticed is increased fatigue. That is a bit of a challenge too, when I'm trying to increase my exercise regime. I still have a lot to learn (and apply) about sodium, phosphorus, protein and potassium intakes. I have been told that regulating potassium isn't necessary while my blood levels are normal, but I would appreciate some advice as to whether cutting down on potassium is a good idea while I'm changing my diet anyway?
                  Hi KiwiKen! Thank you for reaching out! So happy to hear that you're finding helpful resources on DaVita.com and in the myDaVita community. DaVita.com offers a ton of kidney-friendly recipes and our blog, Kidney Diet Tips, has a lot of helpful diet tips as well. You can access the blog here: http://blogs.davita.com/kidney-diet-tips/ I hope this helps, thank you!

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                  • #24
                    I, too, was furious with my Doctor when I discovered I had stage 3 kidney disease and he hadn't said anything about it. I'm mollified to find my situation isn't unusual. My question is that I read that sea salt is much better for you than table salt, and wonder if I can salt my food a little with it?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by janeanne View Post
                      I, too, was furious with my Doctor when I discovered I had stage 3 kidney disease and he hadn't said anything about it. I'm mollified to find my situation isn't unusual. My question is that I read that sea salt is much better for you than table salt, and wonder if I can salt my food a little with it?
                      Salt is salt. Do not substitute sea salt for regular salt. It is best to eliminate all added salt. When you do it long enough things will actually taste better. I used to be a salt person. I salted everything. I don't use any added salt now. Things really do start to taste good without it. Just for your info there is 2325mg of sodium in a teaspoon of salt. Usually in a low sodium diet you should only eat about 2000 a day. Just a pinch of salt is a lot of sodium to add. There is already sodium in everything.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by janeanne View Post
                        I, too, was furious with my Doctor when I discovered I had stage 3 kidney disease and he hadn't said anything about it. I'm mollified to find my situation isn't unusual. My question is that I read that sea salt is much better for you than table salt, and wonder if I can salt my food a little with it?
                        Hi janeanne, thanks for reaching out! I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis but these forums are a great place to connect with others who are going through the same thing. It's important to know you're not alone, especially when adjusting to a new diet. Here's a blog post from our Kidney Diet Tips blog that you may find helpful: http://blogs.davita.com/kidney-diet-...-salt-part-ii/. It discusses ways to spice up foods without the use of salt. I'd also recommend speaking with a local dietitian to determine your individual diet and ask any specific questions, as everyone's needs are different. Let me know if you have any questions!

                        Your community manager,
                        Kelsey

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by KiwiKen View Post
                          Hi, I'm a 67 year old male and have just been diagnosed with Stage 3a CKD. It would appear that treatment at this stage consists mainly of monitoring,exercise and diet changes. I'm working on that, but it is a bit of a challenge, so it is great to have the resources this site offers! I have cut out any additional salt, cut eating meat down to no more than 3 times a week and are steadily weaning off any processed food, drink, cakes, biscuits, etc. I also have cardiac arrhythmia controlled by a pacemaker..Both that, and presumably this, have been caused by chronic hypertension, so I am on plenty of medication for that. I can't see that changing. I would agree with a previous poster, one of the symptoms I have consistently noticed is increased fatigue. That is a bit of a challenge too, when I'm trying to increase my exercise regime. I still have a lot to learn (and apply) about sodium, phosphorus, protein and potassium intakes. I have been told that regulating potassium isn't necessary while my blood levels are normal, but I would appreciate some advice as to whether cutting down on potassium is a good idea while I'm changing my diet anyway?
                          Hi, I am similar to you in that I am 69, am at Stage 3 but have known about the issue for a couple of years. Have tried very hard to "do the right thing" - lost weight, blood pressure under control (was high), have always exercised vigorously, and in most cases my diet has been within guidelines. Am now cutting back on the "bad" stuff - tomatoes, broccoli etc- very rarely eat red meat, but still need protein so am limiting to egg whites, yogurt, lean chicken and fish.

                          I have cut way back on any alcohol - does anyone know if the occasional glass of wine (or two) is OK - or should I eliminate alcohol entirely? Thanks for listening - and thank you to all on this forum - as a "new boy" to this group I find it very comforting to be able to discuss a common problem with so many others.

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                          • #28
                            I am a male, 74 and recently diagnosed at stage 3. Doctor prescribed the pre-dialysis kidney diet. I too had to cut back on level of exercise as was making me too fatigued. I have had high triglycerides and cholesterol even on a low fat diet and taking medicine for it. Energy level is a problem but after 3 months learned to balance activity. I have lost almost 20 lbs on the diet and down to 150. and seems to have evened out. It can be frustrating at first but after a while becomes a lifestyle, but still can be frustrating at times Eating out is an adventure too.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by orangecity2015 View Post
                              I am a male, 74 and recently diagnosed at stage 3. Doctor prescribed the pre-dialysis kidney diet. I too had to cut back on level of exercise as was making me too fatigued. I have had high triglycerides and cholesterol even on a low fat diet and taking medicine for it. Energy level is a problem but after 3 months learned to balance activity. I have lost almost 20 lbs on the diet and down to 150. and seems to have evened out. It can be frustrating at first but after a while becomes a lifestyle, but still can be frustrating at times Eating out is an adventure too.
                              Hi orangecity2015, I hope you had a nice weekend! Adjusting to a new diet can definitely be a challenge but it sounds like you're getting used to it! Have you tried the DaVita Diet helper: http://bit.ly/1YihzIf? It allows you to plan and track kidney-friendly meals that stay on top of your nutritional goals. Let me know if you have any questions!

                              Your community manager,
                              Kelsey

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                              • #30
                                I was told it was likely stage 3 kidney disease. I went to a Dr. at a clinic one week ago with severe pain and swollen feet that woke me up. The clinic opens at 10:00 a.m. I had another appointment and was there by 11:00 a.m. I was told to come back at 2 P.M. I then waited till 4:00p.m. The Dr. said my chronic kidney disease has spread to my liver and I must go to the lab for 14 tests immediately. I made it before they closed. I was told Dr. would call me next day on it. No call, so back to lab and they said Dr. is arranging for me to see kidney specialist A.S.A.P. Still waiting to find out when. I decide to try the Davita diet in the meantime. I will ask to see a kidney Dr. on my nutrition when I see the specialist soon. I was told specialist would go over all results with me.

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