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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. 35 People

    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I had read somewhere that people who score high for the trait of conscientiousness do better in life because they don't procrastinate or delay getting their work done. It helps...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    First off for all of us suffering, I know your pain is very real, and I believe you and I'm praying for you! I stumbled across this blog tonight while doing research on getting...
    Pancreasfighter Pancreasfighter 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I have stage 4 chronic kidney disease since last nov. Of 2013,right before Thanksgiving. And I do have couple donors to help me but I guess the hospital is still gonna take awhile...
    letsbestrong letsbestrong 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    When I was 18 I got diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and have had lots of test done but still live everyday in pain. Is this normal for pancreatitis or has anyone have this...
    Josh3945 Josh3945 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    Anyone else dealing with chronic pain? I have has 3 back surgeries, the last a fusion. None really helped, my left buttcheek and the back of my left leg is numb. Has been for 6...
    RMCG RMCG 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
    hispainismypain hispainismypain 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I am and have been in chronic pain for 23 years and have learned a lot about living with it!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    It's rather weird, really, my experience. Only recently did I find out WHAT my problem was, though I've had MVP and recent moderate regurgitation. But the palpitations, heart...
    EllaBooBella EllaBooBella 51-55, F Jun 26

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    I have had chronic back pain for about 3 years now. It used to hurt so bad sometimes I didn't want to move, just lay there eyes open wide. I tried everything, physiotherapy...
    jonacular jonacular 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    My life is falling apart, I am in a foreign country and no support of friends and family. I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I worked very hard to go out of it, have a good...
    asia9286 asia9286 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I'm the oldest child in my family, 32 years old now. As long as I can remember I have always felt abnormal, and could never understand how my friends were able to be sole...
    ladybutterfly82 ladybutterfly82 31-35, F Jun 29

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    I was born with severe chronic neutropenia. I was diagnosed at 6 months. I'm now 20 years old, and have experienced a lot of pain, discomfort, week-long hospital stays, outrageous...
    fr0ncisco fr0ncisco 18-21, F Jun 30

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    I was diagnosed May 2014 after seeing my GP for hip and lower back pain. She referred me to an orthopedic doctor for further review who did an MRI of my back after determining I...
    Deelue Deelue 46-50, F Jul 12

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    I have MS and found out when I was 31, after having Optic Neuritis. I was stricken completely blind out of my left eye, like a light bulb went out. The blindness wasn't so bad. It...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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    My husband suffers from chronic wide spread nerve pain. He has been diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and myofacial pain syndrome. The best way to describe what...
    overwhelmedandexhausted overwhelmedandexhausted 26-30, F a week ago

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    I have chronic back pain. Currently due to retrolisthesis above my L5,4,S1 fusion
    merrym637 merrym637 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    Hey everyone...I'm new to EP and thought I'd use it as a way to express things I don't talk about often. I am 25 years old and have been disabled and sick for the last 3 years. I...
    Buttercup789 Buttercup789 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Oh gosh this health issue is......a sneaky one! It hides we'll! I just had my second surgery last august which means I will be having another one sooner than later. They removed...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Missing him~He was always very outgoing, the biggest tease and usually loud! We got along good when we were kids. Loved going to his baseball games,going for rides on his bike...
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157 51-55, F Jun 26

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    I have depression. I can be short with people. Sometimes I want to lay in bed all day. I can't get excited about anything. I am not good at having a conversation. I don't have...
    gypsy1983 gypsy1983 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I am dying, this week has been brutal. Pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale seriously messes you up. Have an appt on 7/7 and I have to push for a MRI (again) and maybe some steroid...
    RMCG RMCG 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I have crippling pain all the time. Sometimes it's two or more pains at once. Generally I have back pain, ankle pain, neck pain, wrist pain, headaches, and/or migraines.
    kat990 kat990 13-15 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I have a rare disorder called Loeyz-Dietz syndrome in a bad form. 28 surgeries. 3 open heart. Another coming soon. I can walk and appear mostly normal, but I suffer minimum 8/10...
    longcat4u longcat4u 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I often feel like the most unluckiest person in the world. So much, that I see other people who say they are not lucky and I am jealous of them. I have no close friends, no one...
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 1 Response Jun 30

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    It's been a long time since I have posted anything on here. I am a chronic worrier blusher. I stress out about anything and everything it feels like its so impossible to stop it. I...
    Trysh86 Trysh86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am taking Spirolactone and think it's made it worse. Anyone have the same side effect?
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Jul 6

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    Since childhood. No one knows what causes it. I have had 2 surgeries and it has come back. They say 30 million Americans have it. How do the rest of them cope? I have spent...
    mitchellmarica mitchellmarica 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I am obsessed with self-help books. If I have a day off, I can only watch TV or engage in a carefree past-time for, like, an hour, before i feel restless, unproductive and a need...
    kaylie2323 kaylie2323 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I was diagnosed with Fibro in 2010 when I was 15. My symptoms started back when I was 10. I started getting worse when I was 17. Flares became more frequent and fatigue got worse...
    scotlandlover94 scotlandlover94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am diagnosed with Schizo-Effective Disorder/ Chronic Depression, Audio + Visual hallucinations, and mood swings that can trigger the depression.
    MPost85 MPost85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have EDS and chronic joint pain. I also have Tendonitis. I wonder if my Tendonitis has anything to do with my EDS.
    elenanicole elenanicole 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Is there a way to prevent chronic panic attacks?
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    My father was ill with chronic lung conditions all his life. He seemed old from when I was a child, breathless and coughing and spitting into the kithen sink. He could not play...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Mine is actually called Honeymooner's Cystitis and it is flared up by intercourse. I wonder why I have it so young. After a year of thinking that I had frequent UTIs, I finally was...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm living with a chronic illness and thriving. I am an empathy. My life goal is to be a lightworker and counselor. I'm in love with the love of my life, but still married to...
    raven1026 raven1026 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I just found this site. Every story I read sounds like my own. My wife is the love of my life. My everything. The past two years I have seen her go from an amazingly passionate and...
    dempag dempag 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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