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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. 36 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

      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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    After a childhood filled with severe pain, day after day in bed..... countless visits to Hospitals...Mri scans...specialist appointments which amounted to nothing, no one could pin...
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    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I hate suffering from this mess and to make it worse is that it was by someone else's hands. Someone who was supposed to protect me and love me. I hate my husband for what he did...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I feel like an old person sonetimes but I wont let me rusty joints stop the lifestyle. I will have to party with my spine all cracked. Taking vodka shots with my feet
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    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    rosielee21 rosielee21 22-25, F Aug 11

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    I am 25 & have severe endo. I had surgery a year ago where they removed it. It's only been a year & it's back. It is very deliberating! My last option is to go on a Hormone that...
    loloelisabeth loloelisabeth 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I wish you the best of luck. I'm 41 years old & suffered for years in pain. It was so bad I ended up in the ER every month keeled over in pain. I tried so many different things to...
    mylifeoutloud mylifeoutloud 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've been having more severe pancreatic attacks and seriously considering the Whipple procedure. Please tell me about your experience. What should I know about the Whipple...
    lindatran54 lindatran54 31-35, F Aug 16

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    I don't really know where to start; this is my first post. Let's start off by saying that I am 20 years old, but not your typical college girl. I grew up in a family that...
    tofufingers tofufingers 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I know what you're going through and I'm so sorry that you are. When I read this group and the postings in it, I cried the entire time because your experiences are eerily close to...
    smgreen1703 smgreen1703 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    So I don't know anything for sure yet, but I have been to this psychiatrist who claims a lot of people with the diagnosis BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) are actually...
    MonaO78 MonaO78 36-40 2 days ago

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    In the past four years, I've had two work-related back injuries and one serious car crash. Without prescription medication, there isn't much I can do without suffering from pain. I...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I was rejected. This is hard for me to accept, let alone write a story about. But I guess awareness and acceptance are both ingredients to overcome this, to which I have vowed to...
    adjustedfocus adjustedfocus 31-35 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I contracted q fever while visiting farms looking for a baby goat for my son for Easter in the spring of 2012. I was fatigued and my joints hurt something terrible. When it was...
    myfamilymatters myfamilymatters 36-40 7 hrs ago

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    I've wondered it for quite a while, I do suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder so there's a bit of me that think it's more than that than CFS. I tend to ache all over on a...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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    Lupron shots or Hysterectomy??
    loloelisabeth loloelisabeth 22-25, F Aug 13

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    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 14

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    1. I'm a bisexual, grey-asexual, sapiosexual. 2. Aquarius 3. I'm the definition of borderline personality. 4. Manic depressive. 5. Dissociative Identity Disorder 6. Vegetarian 7...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F Aug 14

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    missvmarie missvmarie 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    baddancer baddancer 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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