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Newbie to Forum - Help with Nephrocalcinosis

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:56 pm
by Missprudence
Hello

I am new to this forum, but it feels quite refreshing to be able to engage with people suffering with similar problems and have an understanding, how everyday life feels :cry:

Last year I was diagnosed with Nephrocalcinosis. I have suffered with Kidney pain and recurrent UTI for the 18 years, there was never really an answer, until I threw a tantrum and finally got referred to a specialist. My right kidney is severely scarred due to the amount of infections I have (at least one a month). My right kidney is the worst with only 30 % function. I suffer with chronic pain and I will be honest I am now totally depressed living a life with UTI and pain.

Last month I saw a consultant at the Royal Free and he is confident that he knows what might be causing the calcium build up, and if he is correct, medication will minimise this process. However, there is no way they will be able to get rid of the calcium deposits in the kidneys. This has left me feeling really fed up, because I can not imagine the rest of my life like this.
Any advice, any one with the same condition it would be great to talk too.
Many thanks

Re: Newbie to Forum - Help with Nephrocalcinosis

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:02 am
by SimonJoshep
Dear Miss,

First of all welcome to the forum. Second, please don't be fed up with your kidney problem. The very first thing you need to do is to fill your mind with all inspirational content and accompany yourself with positive people so that you don't have time to think negative. Moreover, in this forum, you will meet relevant people you will guide and provide you pertinent information. Wish you all the best for your future, and I hope God will also help you to overcome your disease.

Cheers,
Simon

Re: Newbie to Forum - Help with Nephrocalcinosis

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:14 pm
by wagolynn
Hi Missprudence,

The positive part is you have at last reached a nephrologist which gives you a chance of having some relevant treatment.

Let's hope the medication bring some relief for you, from what I read it should help.

I am not sure if you have read this http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/243911-overview

It appears to offer various options for your treatment.

Best wishes.