Prednisone and kidney function

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Avatar n tn I have never gained weight on it but it does make me very hungry. Ironically my weird side effects to prednisone started after I got of off Effexor and Buspar and I wonder if the Effexor was suppressing the pain etc since it acts like Cymbalta and helps with nerve pain.
Avatar f tn If they itch but you don't mind the way they look, put the cortisone cream stuff. If they itch/hurt and you don't like the way they look, take the prednisone and go see a doctor. I see an allergist that my physician referred me to. The allergist has other patients with chronic hives and even had a break out himself so it works out nicely for me. I hear even a dermetologist can help you as well.
744818 tn?1236915195 Sometimes high doses of steroids can't be avoided depending on what would happen if not used but then close monitoring via bloodwork is done to make sure it is not hurting liver or kidney function. Like Corazone wrote the prednisone is to slow the autoimmune component in lupus. Often times it can be tapered down and in some cases discontinued depending on your symptoms and whether the symptoms decrease at some point.
Avatar n tn Our loved dog Dante got unwell all of a sudden first being sick then not eating and then shivering so took him to vets and they said its kidney infection and it damaged his kidneys, his prostate is enlarged and the cause could be cancer.His on a drip and I am praying that he will recover and be home with us again.I cant believe how sick he became just over the last 13 days.Has he got a chance to live with kidney failure ?how long?
Avatar m tn Brief use of prednisone followed by 6 months of interferon alfa has produced clinical and liver function test improvement, but relapse of liver disease and vasculitis often occurs when interferon alfa is stopped.
1549643 tn?1495762953 Well it happened again, and it was taking my air. The other night, I take the prednisone and my ribs tighten up and I start feeling spasms in my ureter like a kidney stone but pain not quite so severe.. Does prednisone cause muscle tightness and spasms??
Avatar n tn In the other hand mineralocorticoids regulated sodium and potassium, kidney function, etc. The principal steroid with mineralocorticoid activity is aldosterone. So, in other words if you take prednisone it wouldn't help with mineralocorticoids.
Avatar n tn ). It just starts to wear on you after this long. Also, the prednisone has caused my menstrual cycle to be every 2 1/2 weeks, which in turn makes my disease flare. AAUUGGGHHH! Autoimmune disorders stink! (Can you tell I am having a bad prednisone day?) I am usually in very high spirits, I work with kindergarten children, have 2 girl scout troops and 3 very active kids, so I stay very busy and involved.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, excess calcium blood levels are usually also present in pets with kidney failure and because of this, newer products specifically Aluminum Hydroxide is considered to be the best product available to reduce excess phosphorus and calcium blood levels. Today kidney therapy in cats and dogs may include Calcitriol, which is a natural form of vitamin D and is compounded specifically for each pet. Capsules are given by mouth once daily.
Avatar f tn 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. His appetite is almost non existent, he has lost about 13 poiund in the past 3 months, he is losing his coat on his stomach, and his hair is coming out in large blotches under his neck. I have always had dogs, but there is a bond with my baby like I have never had.
Avatar n tn Ok...this will be kinda long to explain things more thoroughly. 7/29/03 - MRI of brain (shortened for space purposes) some rounded (which I've read is the way MS lesions can begin) punctate areas of high signal are noted in the periventricular white matter, greater on left vs right on T2 & Flair images w/largest measuring .8cm and the left frontallobe high convexity. All else normal.
Avatar f tn I watch my diet, am on the Divta Kidney diet and low sodium diet, and take all sorts of meds for High Blood Pressure, and take 1500 MG of Michlephenolate every day and 25 MG of Prednisone (which I hate but it is necessary) every other day.So am hanging in there. My GFR goes up and down, as well as my Protein numbers. But better than stage 4 .
Avatar f tn I have been taking anywhere from 80 - 60 mg of prednisone regiments for 3 years. Starting with larger dosages and weening down. I used to be able to sustain without the prednisone for longer periods of time. Now I cannot go for more than a two weeks without the prednisone before I start having severe attacks again. My prednisone is taking a very hard toll on my body. Weight gain, bruising, insane mood disorders, last week I smiled and my lip split. My kidney pain is excrutiating.
Avatar f tn At his first visit with the endocrinologist (June 8) he was still experiencing orthostatic hypotension, so she doubled his dosage of Fludrocortisone, stopped the hydrocortisone and put him on Prednisone. We have absolutely no family history of Addisions or adrenal insufficiency. He has always been very healthy -- engaging in extreme sports -- hikes mountains, runs, swims, body builder, etc.
Avatar f tn Apparently this caused kidney failure as her kidneys levels were extremely high. The vet kept her for four days and had her on antibiotics, prednisone, and IV fluids. However her kidney levels did not improve and she would not eat for him. The vet said there wasn't really anything he could do and sent her home to be with us this evening. Our Aly dog just lays around. The kids have tried giving her canned dog food, beef jerky, anything that will interest her, but she just turns away.
Avatar f tn Chronic low-grade inflammation causes gradual destruction and scarring of the kidney, eventually resulting in loss of function and failure of the organ. However, what was not known was what caused the inflammation in the first place. Recent research from Colorado State University suggests a link between vaccination for feline distemper (panleukopenia) and the development of chronic renal failure. The distemper virus is grown in a feline kidney cell culture to make the vaccine.
Avatar n tn The symptoms you describe are somewhat vague and may or may not be caused by the prednisone. You have had a relatively short course of treatment, so it is unlikely that there are permanent effects. Nausea can be caused by various diseases of the upper GI tract - such as GERD, inflammation, an ulcer, as well as liver and gallbladder disease. Fatigue can be caused by a myriad of diseases - including anemia, kidney disease, dehydration, thyroid disease, as well as electrolyte abnormalities.
Avatar m tn Is it better to be on prednisone or celbrexe with a high bun and decreased kidney function
248436 tn?1211270497 5 mg of Lasix and I am still swollen, nor I do not take any prednisone... that might cause swelling. How can I improve my kidney function and reduce the creatine level? Many Thanks.
Avatar m tn It was not gouty tophy. If I stop taking Prednisone for 2 days my knees, ankles and feet will get really swollen and very hard to bend and move around. This will move from one joint to the other as I described above. Only 10mg a day of Prednisone seems to keep this from getting too bad. I have found if I increase to 20 or more it does not get any better, but if I stop all together it swells somewhere within a day or two. I feel that the gout is part of the issue but not the real issue.
Avatar f tn Because of the lupus, I have blood work and a urinalysis to monitor my levels and kidney function. I have done this for that wrong? My Rheumatologist and my PCP states I am the picture of health.
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Avatar n tn Your levels of myoglobin should start to come down when there is adequate treatment of the underlying disease and normal kidney function. Low potassium can also cause high numbers. Persistently high numbers can cause renal problems, but the entire clinical picture has to be taken into account to predict your risk. 3.I cannot diagnose rhabdo without clinically examining you or looking at your urine with special studies.
Avatar n tn most likely environmental, epigenetic/chromosomal changes , doc wrote exposure to oil fires, GW 91, rare mutations, enough to cause the CF infections, after I fired the docs for the MRI metal skin changes and not telling me about dec kidney function, payback is hell. I'm telling everyone what MRI metal does and CT radiation. My CF is fine , so is the asthma sx.
Avatar f tn You will also need blood tests to monitor your kidney and liver function, blood sugar, blood clotting, blood cells, levels of salts (electrolytes, eg potassium), and amount of the medicine in your blood. Measuring the level of medicine in your blood helps your doctor to prescribe you the correct dose. If you get diarrhoea during treatment, this can affect the amount of medicine in your blood and extra monitoring of your tacrolimus blood level is recommended.
Avatar f tn He was admitted as 4+ edemiatic, CHF and Kidney issues. So he hasn't come down in the swellign much, his urea nitrogen level is 90 normal range is 5-25 his creatinine level is 2.7 which is high but I can't recall the normal limits. His heart has suffered more damage and is operating at 10%, down from 30 the last time he was admited. So my questions are , at what level is dialysis started?
408795 tn?1324939275 The swelling often is worse at the end of the day and may lessen overnight. As more salt and water are retained and liver function decreases, fluid may also accumulate in the abdomen. This accumulation of fluid (called ascites) causes swelling of the abdomen. ************************************************************************************************
428506 tn?1296560999 I have had several rounds of bloodwork, and my TSH level has varied between 2.67 and 3.35 mIU/L in the past 1.5 years, and my last testing showed it at 2.91. At one time, I tested positive for thyroid antibodies, but was negative for them a month later. My LLMD is hoping that I do not have a separate thyroid problem, and that my fatigue and other hypothyroid-like symptoms will improve with Lyme treatment.