Prednisone kidney failure

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We noticed our young, 4 year old indoor cat was losing weight and we took her to the vet only to discover after blood work that she is in kidney failure (she has not been exposed to any anti-freeze, is young and the vet could offer no reason for it). She has been still purring, trying to be her normal self (although she was a bit clingy and we thought something was wrong).
This is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to deal with. My beloved Gypsy is dying of kidney failure. Gypsy is a Jack Russell Terrier and she turned 18...yes 18...on Christmas Day. It's just so hard to know when it is "time." I prayed and prayed that she would give us one final parting gift and die on her own in her sleep...but she is SUCH a fighter and refused to surrender to this thing.
Just this week, the EPI started with a vengeance. The vet did some tests, and he now is in kidney failure. The problem is... if we treat the EPI, it adversely affects the kidney disease, if we treat the kidney disease, (take away the prednisone) the EPI is symptomatic again. The vet said he has lost about 70% kidney function at this point.
I had read (and CRYED) about all of the kidney failure posts on this forum. We are still missing what caused the Kidney failure (I suspect the anti-inflamitory drugs) and what cause his leg to go up in the first place. Any advice and of course words of comfort would be greatly appreciated. Bender is my baby, he is the child my husband and I never got to have, he means so much to me. He is the best dog, obedient, friendly, and when he feels good playful.
why is prednisone contraindicated in people with kidney problems?
My rheumatologist prescribed 20 mg of prednisone for me to take for lupus. Well, he didn't explain too much about the drug at the office other than it's a steroid that will help with my fatigue and pain and to take it with food. When I got home, I researched the med online and found the side effects to be HORRIBLE! Both the long and short term side effects are so scary, it almost seems as bad as the lupus itself!
Is the interferon still keeping the kidney failure side effects down? My hubby may have just had a little round with gout himself -- miserable condition -- in his elbow - swoll up to the size of a soft ball and the orthopedic surgeon said he had never seen anything just like it. Had to take a prednisone pack. His research showed that the uric acid build up is related to the kidneys' inability to get rid of the uric acid. Drink plenty of water, my friend.
Hi I have Lupus Kidney. I have been taking prednisone for little over 1 year now. I started with10 tabs (50mg), and now I'm taking 1 tab (5mg). However, it seems like 1 tab is not enough to control my lupus. I have been taking high and low back and fourth for this past year and I absolutely have MOON FACE even though my husband convinces me everyday that I don't. I really hate what this steriod does to me.
My question is could the dose of prednisone over a month ago caused this? Should I be worried about other things like kidney issues or congestive heart failure. I'm 41, 112 pounds female. I walk about 2 miles a day first thing in the morning but do have an office job where i sit all day. I read somewhere if you press on a swollen ankle and it leaves a dent it means its swollen, but mine doesn't leave a dent. It's more like i'm pressing on a jelly that bounces back...is it really swollen?
Here are some notes about cat kidney failure that explain this and may be helpful. Pet Products to remove Excess Calcium and Phosphorus for Dogs & Cats with Kidney Disease: Aluminum hydroxide (ALOH) is currently recommended by Board Certified Veterinary Internists at the University of Davis, veterinary hospital as the product of choice to use in pets to effectively bind and eliminate excess phosphorus from the body. It has effectively replaced Epikacin for this purpose.
His albumin is within normal range, so he is not dehydrated. His blood work shows that he does not have kidney disease or diabetes. High calcium has several causes but most commonly it is high due to medications or cancer. What is worrisome is that he has abnormal liver enzymes.
15 First off I'd like to thank you for this forum, it is very informative. I have been diagnosed with kidney failure. I went to the doctor complaining of headaches, vomiting and blood in my semen. He found very high blood pressure and sent me to the ER. (230/140). In the ER I think it was either the creatinine or BUN (I forgot which) was 1.4 and they said that the kidneys weren't doing their job. I'm only 26 years old and have no other health probs. They said 1.8 is complete failure and that 1.
My Cookie left me on Monday after battling Chronic Kidney Disease and failure for more than 2 years. I am posting this in order to help anyone else who is facing this with their pet. My vet told me that she was among the longest survivors of CKD he has known and the longest lived he has personally treated. While there is very little comfort that I can draw from it, I hope some of the things that we got right with her can at least help others.
He has CHF, has suffered 9 small heart attacks, has type 2 diabetes, and stage 4 renal failure witha slew of other issues. He was admitted to ICU last Wed and came home Fri after suffering a small heart attack due to a virus that caused a CHF flare up. They pumped him with diuretics to push the fluid which in returns hurts his failing kidneys more:( they also sent him home on Prednisone to help with inflamation but makes his blood sugars soar...also not good on kidneys.
THIS PAST WEEK I HAD SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH 4 STONES IN MY LEFT KIDNEY. DURING THE IVP THEY (DOCTORS) FOUND THE RIGHT KIDNEY TO BE NOT FUNCTIONING. I AM VERY CONCERNED! I HAD TO HAVE A STENT INSTALLED TO REMOVE THE BLOCKAGE IN MY LEFT URETER. I HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR LITHO TREATMENT IN 2 WEEKS. WILL I REGAIN THE USE OF MY RIGHT KIDNEY? WHAT COULD HAVE BROUGHT THIS ON? I WILL BE GOING IN FOR A CHEM-7 BLOOD WORK UP THIS WEEK.
However, excessive drinking and urinating doesn't normally go along with heart failure, but is classic for kidney failure. Also Cushing's and Diabetes, but I think more likely it was his kidneys from what you have said. Chester was so obviously well loved in your family, and I can imagine how missed he is. We love them so much and they are always missed acutely. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I do know how you must be feeling.
We have been treating her kidney failure with sub-q injections beginning twice daily and progressing to three when her blood work came back worse than when we started. Now our vet has told us she will most likely succumb to the kidney failure before her heart gives out. My friend is a vet in the town we live in (our vet is an hour away-but worth it) and when I ran her blood work by her she told me to be prepared to make a decision in two weeks.
Reading my journals for the last six weeks-will provide some of the highlights when I can, but now I just can't. Hopefully, this will help somone else recognize the symptoms of kidney failure in their babies. I cannot express to all of you how much your comments mean to us right now. Not sure we could make it without you. It is so hard.
my creatinine level and other functions for kidney are absolutely normal except for me spilling 6g protein ( also concerned wht stage of kidney disease i am at as i cannot find any information of it online and the one i am finding is simply just telling me i have kidney failure which scares me considering i have read and heard about people having more spillage than 6g)...
Your vet appears to be of an old-fashioned school regarding kidney failure. It's not so much the protein that is the problem. Protein does not cause kidney failure, and many studies show that protein doesn't really make things worse. You do want to use more digestible forms of protein like scrambled eggs (use about 1/2 of the yolk), yogurt, or dark poultry meat. These proteins are higher in fats, but at this point the most important thing is to get your dog to eat something. Anything!
Hello, I'm a healthy 40 year old male. I was given a Prednisone "6-day pack" in late July for tendonitis in my hand. The dose was 24mg the first day, tapering down 4mg each day to a final 4mg on day 6. I developed an incredible appetite for the next week (kept it under control), and seemd to retain a much higher proportion than normal of whatever I drank for the next couple of weeks. During that time my face, chest and belly swelled significantly(especially my face).
At the age of 24, (4 years ago) I was diagnosed with Lupus. I had kidney failure (BP was 200/100 when I went into the emergency room and kidneys were about 25% functional) and through meds (prednisone, Cell Cept, Simvastatin and Lozartan) I have re-cooperated back (creatnine to proteine ration is about >1. I've been working out for about 2 years now with a constant intake of protein. My blood work results have all turned out great and I've mantained healthy.
The last 6 weeks the nausea has kinda subsided because I had surgery for 5 Kidney stones. This was on the left side though. I went to the doctor and showed them exactly where I hurt, my feet and legs were swollen as well as my stomach. I look like I'm 4 months pregnant! I am so bloated, constipated and have constant belching after eating. It seems worse if I have fried foods or meat. I know I have a hernia. I have had an endoscopy, cardiology tests...
I am currently on 1000 mg of Keppra a day for un known sezuires. Are there any documented case's of reactions with Keppra & a flu shot??? I am also in kidney failure so I MUST get the flu shot. I have even requested to be taken off my Keppra and Have been lowered to 500 mg. a day. #1. any known reactions with Keppra & flu shots? #2. if I come off the Keppra, how long will the Keppra stay in my system? When should all traces of it be gone so I can get my shot? #3.
Our 4 year old son has chronic renal failure as a result of posteriour urethral valves. his renal function is stable at present. He is also asthmatic. In the last four weeks, however, he has developed a chronic wheeze and difficulty in breathing. He has been hospitalised and given several prednisone courses as well as the usual asthma medications of Qvar and ventolin.
It can be due to severe anemia, a failing heart, serious kidney disease, liver failure or disorder, electrolyte imbalance, polycystic ovary, low protein in the blood, and disorders of adrenal gland. This is something for which you must consult a doctor ASAP (as you did, but discuss these now), preferably an internal medicine specialist. Take care!
Hello, There are many risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (obesity, age, narrow airway, large neck circumference, smoking, alcohol or sedative use) and other risk factors for central sleep apnea (age, heart failure, kidney failure, brain or brain stem disorders. Have you had a sleep study? What were the findings and recommendations from your healthcare provider? Are you overweight or obese and do you have other risk factors? •~ Dr.
I'm just a layperson, but this sounds serious - like all-out cancer or even kidney failure. You're right about the prednisone too. Just like people, some dogs can't tolerate it at all. He probably is in pain, so ask your vet about something for that. Tramadol works well and is inexpensive.
I also take Effexor XR, Wellbutrin, Lopid, tessalon perle, sonata, robaxin, nexium (for 3 months now), benicar, toprol XR, Ultram, Lyrica, aspirin, I cannot take NSAIDs anymore due to an acute kidney failure 2 years ago. I tell you all of the background so you will know all the variables. I have a sleep study on Mar 1, but I was hoping to hear a suggestion as to what it might be before that. Thank you.
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