Kidney Problems…..

August 16, 2006 at 1:19 pm | Posted in Kidney Problems | Leave a comment

I’m 44 years old (will be 45 in October) and am in kidney failure; my kidneys are operating at 56% and the nephrologist thinks it’s due to high blood pressure which was never caught until recently (I’m on Coreg now and am also on Zemplar).

Since my diagnosis, I’ve had three kidney infections with severe pain; I’ve got one now. My family doc is sending a urine sample off for more tests. They found NITRATES, blood and protein in the sample tested in her office this morning.

I’m wondering if we should contact the nephrologist about this? I haven’t seen him since my diagnosis (March).

I’m tired all the time, have trouble walking up the stairs at home and up the hill from my mailbox to my house  I’ve read that being tired and short of breath are symptoms of kidney failure disorder.

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