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I Have Kidney Failure, Chronic

Kidney Failure, Chronic anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Kidney Failure, Chronic. You're not alone. 37 People

    I Went Overseas And Got A Kidney Ethically!

    Hi, I am touched by all the stories here but I wanted to tell as many people as I could that things do not have to be so tragic.  I have been suffering for over 5 years and like you all I have been frustrated waiting around for a donor.  I did some online research...
    2ndchancerob 2ndchancerob 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    CKD

    Hi yall, im Bob 21 and have stage 5 CKD on dialysis and in line for a transplant. Just looking to chat with people in the same situation. It hard to talk about these things with people who dont live with a chronic illness because they just plainly dont understand what its like or...
    BobDole311 BobDole311 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    Kidney Disease

      hi to you all out there my names james but i refer to myself as jimmy41 cos im 41 made sense to me anyhow,i found out that i developed kidney disease as you can imagine i was devestated as my whole world is gonna be ripped apart by this disease.Its been 18 months now...
    jimmy41 jimmy41 41-45 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Son Was Diagnosed Renal Failure Age 17

    hi everyone,im just wondering if it is normal for my son to get evere blinding headaches even though he is having dyalisis
    samssonxx samssonxx 41-45 Feb 10, 2013

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    I Dont Hate School.. I Despise School

    Lets start from the beginning... 5th grade: I  hated it. I was always bullied and called names like fatty, sumo ect. 6th grade: Not bad but still hated school 7th grade: A kid insluted me and I cried in front of the classand became an outcast 8th grade:I was bulllied for...
    gamemaster2237 gamemaster2237 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    I don't have kidney failure.

    My best friend was told yesterday he has kidney failure. He has to see his primary doctor and get properly diagnosed. I would like information on what I can do to help. I was the one who took him to the clinic. He got sick at work. I feel bad like it was my fault. I just...
    TinyBlissBlue TinyBlissBlue 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2014

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    No Symptoms

    HiI just want to say that I didnt even come to know that I had CKD stage 2, i mean NO SYMPTOMS at all ,though I had kidney stones in the past but my doc never said that such thing could happen.One of my kidney is shrunken and scarred .Now I am totally confused, at times I have...
    chkpuk chkpuk 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    Kidney Failure

    I had faced a kidney failure in young age. When I was 21 my kidneys stop functioning properly and doctor’s advices to have kidney transplant in this stage, so to get permanent rid of this problem. But it was not an easy decision to take; I am not very sure about this process...
    carlosaguirre carlosaguirre 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    I Need Help

    My name's Meghan and my CKD started when I was just 15 years old. I had everything, and to have it all taken from me was devastating because I NEVER got sick. EVER. Now, I feel alone and outcasted because of all the stretch marks on my legs and my hair loss, due to all the...
    MeghanNichole MeghanNichole 16-17, F Jun 12, 2012

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    My Best Friend's Battle With Kidney Failure

    My friend Ronen just went through a nightmare situation. A severe prescription drug interaction that doctors didn't know they were inducing him into, sent him into Kidney Damage that nearly gave him a stroke. He's now recovering, but it's a very delicate process to not let a...
    kjohnston418 kjohnston418 36-40 Oct 29, 2012

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    How We Can Find A Matching Donor?

    1.blood type 2.tissue maching(HLA test) 3.across test please visit: http://maglog.jp/kidneytransplant/
    transplantinchina transplantinchina 36-40, M Apr 23, 2011

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    Kidney Disease/chronic Kidney Failure.

    hi, my name is Nicole. well it all started when i was 15 years old, i had gone in for my first physical, they took my blood, my urine sample and then i went home thinking eh everything is great awesome, the next day they called my mom and told her that i had been leaking alot of...
    nicciwhite91 nicciwhite91 18-21 3 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I've been reading some stories of those who suffer from fibro and have become so despondent from so much pain for so long, & have become so depressed from the effects of fibro on...
    xxTayaLionessxx xxTayaLionessxx 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Found a very good read! Check it out http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/CFS_-_The_Central_Cause:_Mitochondrial_Failure#Explanation_of_the_Fatigue_Problems_in_CFS_Patients
    awesomesauce2 awesomesauce2 22-25, M Jan 18

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    Is anyone else out there looking forward to the movie "Cake" where Jennifer Aniston plays Claire, a chronic pain patient? I'm definitely going to go see it in the theaters. I'm...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Five years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia & it absolutely ruined my life, causing me an extremely humiliating, very public fall from Grace. My symptoms effected my job...
    xxTayaLionessxx xxTayaLionessxx 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Malattachment due to starvation for intimacy during early development. Caused by: Neglect and/or abuse from the female attachment figure. Most people who have this affliction are...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi! I've been married for 16 yrs to a man who has suffered chronic pain for 32yrs of his 44yrs of life. We now have 2 children 8 and almost 5. There are days like today I want to...
    mariahswind mariahswind 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    As if being bi-polar and having insomnia wasn't enough, I've had to deal with chronic migraines since the age of seven. Yeah there's a good enough reason as to why they probably...
    PepsiPlunge PepsiPlunge 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I am at wits end. I found the love of my life. the kindest, warm , loving, man only to see my relationship being torn apart by his chronic pain. I am the sole breadwinner...
    cryptgrrl cryptgrrl 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    The invisible illness. We suffer terrible symptoms that, though often aren't life threatening, greatly handicap us and begin to take control of our life. Yet to most people we...
    rbeccalynn rbeccalynn 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    im suffering from chronic back pain for three years..i visited more than 15 doctors for my back pain..my MRI & Xray reports all are normal..some doctors told me to take...
    zarin006 zarin006 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I have chronic pain, fatigue, migraines, sinus infections, etc. Not to mention I'm allergic to nearly everything. I'm sick of taking 20 pills with each meal. No one believes me...
    magicalenby magicalenby 16-17, T 1 Response a week ago

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    My greatest fear is there is no bottom. When I think I've hit bottom, that wasn't really bottom. Chronic depressed is eating me alive.
    Stephnobody Stephnobody 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Do you ever get tired of being the cheerleader? Most of the time my husband is a happy go lucky guy, despite his chronic pain, but sometimes he gets in these Debbie downer moods...
    lovewillkeepus2gether lovewillkeepus2gether 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri a few months after my tethered spinal cord back surgery my senior year of high school. I went a whole two days of my senior year. I was...
    xtessax xtessax 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I have had CFS for about 12 years and am sick of people either not believing that I have it or giving me "helpful" advice (such as: oh, just push yourself a little more each day...
    TealGirl TealGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I'm in college and I'm supposed to graduate next year if I can hold everything together and not lose my mind. Everyone around me is successful and has their career goals already...
    AnnaSays AnnaSays 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I've been suffering from chronic pain for a few years now. Can't believe I'm in so much pain on New Years Day. Such a great start for the new year.
    algezebra algezebra 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I'm a 21 year old female with possible hypermobility syndrome/EDS Type 3 or fibromyalgia. My mum has hypermobile joints but hasn't been diagnosed with HMS/EDS but has been...
    Kari9349 Kari9349 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Im 40 yrs old and have endometriosis I have been suffering for almost a year I was diagnosed in oct. I also have pre cancer cells on my ultrus the pain is so bad I cant even get...
    lesliedblevins lesliedblevins 36-40, F Jan 3

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    So for many reasons I'm weaning off of my medication for my migraines. Surprisingly it's going pretty well. I've been on keppra for about 2 years my dose was 1000 mg extended...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Ok so I want to have a loving wife I a. Great marriage, and a career that suits me, but here is the thing... What would you do? I am currently homeless living in my suv I am over...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 8

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    Literally I have two forms to fill out & then I'll be able to submit my hw into my instructor ... But here I am on ep lol
    QueenieV QueenieV 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Hello everyone! Just joined the group after reading stories that have already been posted. This is my first attempt to join a support group. It will be nice to relate to folks that...
    MagLungPI MagLungPI 56-60, M Jan 11

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    I have been married to my husband for ten years, he was diagnosed about five years ago as bipolar but refuses to get help. He is very verbally abusive and I cannot take it any...
    greengeenie greengeenie 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    Ok so this is important for anyone who has CFS or anything like it. I have had this illness for 4 1/2 years now, and I've been to a fair number of doctors. But it took awhile to...
    Invisibleninja12 Invisibleninja12 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    my doctor prescribed me .5mg of Lorazepam to help with my chronic anxiety problems. I was in it for a month and a half and I'm off now. I'm experiencing dizziness,chills & feeling...
    makenziemarie123 makenziemarie123 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I was finally diagnosed properly fifteen years ago after years of trying to deal with individual symptoms. In some ways it was a relief, but I also had to accept that I had a...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M Jan 16

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    I'm not going to try and write down how I feel because It's hard to explain what's going on in your head to someone when you don't even know your self. I was diagnosed with...
    whatevestbh whatevestbh 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Hey all.. I have been having really bad nerve pain in both of my legs.. It getting worse and I'm worried.. :(
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Do you know the feeling that you need to be strong when around your family and also maybe friends even if you worried or sad... That you can't show it? I have crps and have had...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Anyone else suffers from chronic boredom and emptiness? How do you deal with it? hobbies don't work.....
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have had it for a year along with Raynauds. I leave Monday to go to Children's hospital of Pittsburgh to try to get help for it.
    itstiffanylea itstiffanylea 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not sure what to do anymore. My husband has two slipped discs and sciatica and I'm slowly losing patience and compassion for him. We have been married for almost 10 years and...
    freckledlady freckledlady 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Many years ago I thought I was the only one. I am 37 I have had SVT since I was a young girl,i have been in the ER over 90 times in total up to this day,always needing adenosine to...
    fabulousmstasha fabulousmstasha 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I have had CRPS/RSD since 2002. Initially in left arm following Ulnar nerve transposition for cubital tunnel syndrome, but in 12 years it has spread to both feet/legs and small...
    eticketride eticketride 51-55, M 22 hrs ago