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by wagolynn
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Daily headaches
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Daily headaches

Hi PotentialTerrace,
Whilst headaches are one of the side effects of kidney failure, I would not expect you to be having problems at your eGFR.

I would suggest you tell your GP about the headaches, they may be an indication of a different problem.

Best wishes
by wagolynn
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Yoga/Pilates whilst on peritoneal dialysis
Replies: 7
Views: 8671

Re: Yoga/Pilates whilst on peritoneal dialysis

Hi,
Some patients who are on PD do get hernias due to the weight of the dialysate.
by wagolynn
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: 40 Year Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: 40 Year Anniversary

Hi,
It should give hope to others, thanks for sharing it.

Best wishes
by wagolynn
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Protein in urine
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: Protein in urine

Hi Anni10,

I assume you meant leaking Protein rather than Urine.

Try not worry, if you are awaiting a visit to a consultant, you are moving in the right direction.
There several reasons why you could be leaking Protein without having Kidney failure.

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: My latest allergy - Tinzaparin!
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: My latest allergy - Tinzaparin!

Hi JMan, You are having a tough time at the moment, let's hope it is over. We have one or two nurses at our unit who think patients are just a hindrance and should not be allowed. In general, they don't understand dialysis and are frightened they are asked a question that highlights there ignorance....
by wagolynn
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Taking its toll
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Taking its toll

Hi JMan, I think RiK has hit the nail on the head in his post above. We all know there tends to be drift towards depression, and all we can do is lookout for it. Muscle and joint pains is very common - the only think with that is keep moving as much as you can but don't hurt yourself. On the depress...
by wagolynn
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: MPGN disease
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: MPGN disease

Hi petemurry62,
Welcome to the forum.

The best I can offer you is this link https://unckidneycenter.org/kidneyhealt ... ease/mpgn/
if you read that it should get you started but do come back should this not help you.

Best Wishes.
by wagolynn
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Water Softener
Replies: 6
Views: 10369

Re: Water Softener

Starting with hard water - hard water has large amounts of calcium carbonate dissolved in it, this prevents soaps and detergents working, and where the water is heated the calcium carbonate will come out of solution, deposit on the hot surface. Soft water - is water without the calcium carbonate dis...
by wagolynn
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Feeling positive
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Feeling positive

Well done.
by wagolynn
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: GPs no use
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: GPs no use

Hi tracieann, I think the problem is kidney problems are not easy to diagnose, most of the results are better looked at as trends rather than just isolated tests. Also there can be treatable reasons for changing results as well as permanent problems which will eventually lead to failure. So GP's ten...
by wagolynn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Afraid and confused

Good Luck.
by wagolynn
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Afraid and confused

If I remember right, Nitrofurantoin made me feel a bit sick but it cleared up the infection.
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Afraid and confused

Try to look at this way, your life may take a change in direction but we are always open to the next surprise waiting around a corner, it is part of life. eGFR is notorious for being prone to error, it neds several results trending in the same direction to have any real meaning. Try not to worry, th...
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: New member introduction

Hi Tracieann, I usually think it through in this way - can I do/change anything by worrying? And of course the answer is no, so put it on the back burner until I have more facts. If you feel you must do something read the articles to found on this forums Home page https://www.kidneypatientguide.org....
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Big question
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Big question

Hi Horus,
eGFR is notorious for being inaccurate, Creatinine, to some extent, is dependant on how much exercise you had a a day or so ago.
The numbers don't look bad, and worry is not going to solve anything.

Best wishes.