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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. 38 People

    Look out people for not just diet changes

    but also products you don't ingest. I found out today my favorite deodorant is dangerous to those of us with Kidney Failure. (Secret is/was my brand)
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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 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 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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    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 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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    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/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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm actually the partner with chronic pain. My wonderful wonderful boyfriend does everything he can to support me. To you partners, what's the best way that he/she show you...
    ashtonmallory ashtonmallory 18-21, F Apr 23

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    I am a RN, retired due to Lupus Cerebrits, now a VetTech am 53 yrs old. Just 2 mos ago, Feb 27, 15, I was at my boyfriends house and had a severe headache, neck pain and was not...
    Brandycordi Brandycordi 51-55 5 days ago

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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I came across a book that I found quite helpful. It is for the chronic pain individual and their spouse. It is called "coping with chronic pain, a team effort!: for you and your...
    5354yyc 5354yyc 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Diagnosed properly five years ago in New York by a woman doctor that took the time to research my issues and ordered the correct tests. Came back to my home in Utah and the...
    Andreacurtis01 Andreacurtis01 46-50, F Apr 17

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    ...and I want others to understand it at least a little. Typically, people don't even recognize the word. Well, for those people: Anhedonia is defined by the loss of ability to...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F Apr 6

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    Ent said i have chronic sinusitis symptoms are aching pain under and above eyes and top of throat burns sometime. have tried everything does anyone else have the top of throat...
    Dennyd58 Dennyd58 56-60, M Apr 11

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    I suffer from chronic migraines and headaches and my family doesn't understand the pain I have on a daily basis.
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    This is the fisrt time I've posted. I'm feeling very down. I've been a paraplegic with severe chronic pain since 2003. I recently recovered from a pressure sore (after two years...
    gb3797 gb3797 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 23

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    we have thunderstorms in the area so guess who's getting a migraine?
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I never ever had straight teeth being cursed with too many teeth for my mouth and suffering from a chronic desire to grind my teeth from childhood.
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I just wish I could go back to living a normal life... For the past 8 years I've felt nothing but pain. The sad thing is, I'll never have a normal life again. I'll be in pain the...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    so how many of us have multiple mental illnesses/conditions (other than synesthesia?) im curious!! i myself am ADHD, chronically depressed, and PTSD. lets compare! :)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I have this but I have periods of denial which mess me up mentally because admitting to having such a disabling disease is so difficult. I go to college because my parents forced...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    My panic attacks are chronic and always get in the way of things. I get embarrassed when I have one in public (like at school). I feel like people think I'm crazy or something...
    genegeek16 genegeek16 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I NEED HELP PLEASE!!! my fiancee has been in 10+ pain for five years (and if you start to tell me "how can someone be in that much pain she must be lying" i will track you the...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I, Caylee, had delayed 2 weeks of my life stuck in that hellish hospital, but today is my release date. So I guess I’m sort of happy. Either way I actually missed Anna and Miah...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Who has got the chronic? I'm running out.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    I have just been told I have chronic bronchitis / COPD. I'm a little scared. I don't know what to think.
    jaytee66 jaytee66 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 20

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    I posted my experience in another group. I just have a big question for people who are on Depo Provera and a side effect in having. I have been on depo for one month now after my...
    ashtonmallory ashtonmallory 18-21, F Apr 22

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    Time to stop being stupid & silly .. get real serious ....I'm gonna smoke biggest chronic blunt ever !
    joophomme joophomme 46-50, M Apr 22

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    I am 16 and from Maine in the U.S., and am suffering from chronic Small Town Syndrome (i.e. I'm the only gay guy at my school.) I'm not fit by any means, but I'm currently working...
    Jacksonmarshal Jacksonmarshal 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I have fibromyalgia and it's really frustrating how nobody understands how much it affects me. I'm not making it up or exaggerating the symptoms, I'm really very sick at times. It...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I have some good online friends, but no real life friends. My family rejects me and ignores me. I have a partner, but even he isn't as much "there" as he used to be. On the up side...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T Apr 25

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    Schizophrenia. Schizo. Schiz. The crazy. Avoid. Illness that you can catch. Just those words whispering as eyes peer at me makes me squirm. I know I have a problem. Hell, I am a...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F Apr 26

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    I'm starting to worry that I'm running out of treatment options. I have psoriatic arthritis and require monthly infusions of remicade and weekly doses of methotrexate. They were...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Having an invisible illness & constantly being in pain is aweful. I'd like to go a day where I don't have to use codeine & where my hips & back don't hurt :(
    littlelib littlelib 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I haven't been diagnosed yet. my Dr is trying to eliminate anything else it could be, but I am suffering. I'm having a hard time going to work everyday cuz i can't get out of...
    kareenmarie kareenmarie 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    [Context: Most likely caused by the death of my mother when I was three and an authoritarian and emotionally unavailable father] it went undetected because it isn't THAT bad, as...
    fgallegos3 fgallegos3 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Just A Rambling Thought In all the past lives I can remember, I was just a cog in the works. I was never a major player, famous, mentioned in lore, or written about in history. I...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago