Prednisone kidney function

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Avatar n tn I would have noticed all of this if I had this going on before prednisone. The reason I was taking Prednisone was because I had superfical blood clots in both arms from two days of CAT scans with contrast. The doctors thought the dye caused the irritation in my veins and most likely my leg pain. Thank you so very much!
Avatar m tn The doc want to put me on prednisone for two weeks prior to starting treatment, in order to deal with Cryoglobulinemia and associated vasculitis. Does it make sense to take the prednisone? I thought that tx is a way to get rid of the cryoglobulins. I was also under the impression that prednisone may lead to increased viral load, and that is the last thing that I would want before starting tx.
1549643 tn?1495762953 That sounds like prednisone side effects to me. You can't get off it suddenly either. Follow your doctor's directions.
Avatar f tn I have 10 mg Prednisone tabs with me but the directions are to take 40 mg for angioedema and gradually decrease dosage. I know that if I take this dosage I will be up all night but am really uncertain about how much I should take. Using Aveeno to sooth the welts with minimal effect. I empathize with anyone going through this experience. Any suggestions appreciated. Am thinking of thinking an immunologist since the allergist was absolutely no health.
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.
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 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.
Avatar n tn 4 years ago another blood test showed the same calcium levels but normal kidney function. My vet(s) are confused by the test results. All her other blood tests are normal (sodium, pot, protein, etc) We are giving her subcutaneous fluids, a kidney diet and some probiotics. Can we do anything to get rid of the calcium deposits? Could the calcium be kidney stones? Is renal advanced (the powder supplement) really important for her to take? My vets are clueless. They can't tell me anything.
Avatar f tn Just as a word of encouragement. I went from Stage 3 (54% kidney function -GFR) to stage 2 kidney disease (73% function - GFR). I did this by following the kidney diet really closely. It usually doesn't work that good - but it does often help you from getting any worse. I really miss my tomatoes though. They are now a 'special' treat. Stage three is moderate damage. Right in the middle of things. If you are high stage 3 than you may never need dialysis. A lot will depend on you.
Avatar n tn This is due to the malabsorption (poor absorption problem that Crohn's patient suffer from ), as well as kidney function with respect to how it handles the citrate element. When magnesium and citrate are low or not present in adequate amounts in the urine, then insoluble salts such as calcium oxalate form, which in turn collect and organize to form kidney stones. The use of magnesium oxide or magnesium citrate is known to help in the treatment of patients with calcium oxalate stones.
Avatar f tn 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. Now my teeth are chipping. I constantly lose the feeling in my legs and my body is retaining so much fluid. Two weeks ago I started to develop a numbness in my right hand.
Avatar f tn He is considering reverting to Hydrocortisone (instead of Prednisone). Since prednisone stays in one's system for much longer than hydrocortisone, could he still have an ACTH Stim test? If so, how? Also, since he is feeling better (but not completely himself) he is considering hiking a mountain this week. Should I be concerned? He has not yet been given the tools or meds to give himself an injection. I am new to this forum.
Avatar n tn I am curious if concurrent use of Prednisone alters the outcome of blood tests such as: ANA, ENA, complement, BUN, creatinine, protein levels, etc. and/or spinal tap tests on someone? Can still have MS if the spinal tap and VEP come out negative but the MRI comes out positive for demyelinating disease?
Avatar f tn They're hoping that by adding prednisone to his treatment will reduce his kidney swelling, but this is really the last thing they can do for him. If his bloods don't start improving then it really will be the end :-( My whole world is just going to be so much darker without him. His brother Murtaugh is already missing him. They have been together from the start. I hate the thought of them no longer playing together or finding the same box to sleep in.
Avatar f tn 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.
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 I have never taken Prednisone before. During the 12 days as I reduced the dose I experienced terrible pain in my knees and hips. My last dose was 6 days ago. After my last dose I experienced the joint pain for 2 days. It has since gone away, thankfully. However, I have been very nauseous (I'm NEVER nauseous normally) and very weak/tired since. I'm also getting a headache today as well (and I never get headaches). Also slight dizzyness. No body/joint pains, swollen glands or temperature.
Avatar m tn To be honest, I do not know for sure about the Prednisone or any of the steroids and kidney function. Someone else should know about the steroid use with kidney issues. However, I do know that you should NOT use Celebrex when you are concerned about kidney function, because you should NEVER use NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) medications with kidney issues of any kind.
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 n tn If your husband has persistent proteinuria additional tests must be done to evaluate his kidney function. In addition to blood glucose and blood pressure control, the National Kidney Foundation recommends restricting dietary salt and protein. The extent of the damage to the kidneys must first be evaluated by his doctors. An oral steroid may be prescribed for his proteinuria proteinuria.
Avatar n tn If you have back pain with spasms then you need to get investigated for deficiency of potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, or vitamins B1, B3, or B6 and Vitamin D. Get your kidney function, parathyroid gland function and adrenal function tests done because these affect the electrolyte balance in the body. Stress, alcohol, caffeine and fatigue all cause similar symptoms. Hence if you take alcohol or coffee then cut this down. Sleep at regular hours and see if it helps.
Avatar f tn Did your vets explain what they thought the cause of his not being able to walk properly was? And was the Prednisone given for an inflammatory condition? Just trying to trace whether your dog's sudden sickness could be caused by the initial illness or disorder -or whether it may be a side effect of his medication. Prednisone can occasionally cause inflammation in the pancreas, stomach, and kidneys.
Avatar n tn He has had an heart echo and ultra sounds to rule out any underlying heart problem and his renal specialist is not concerned about his kidney function. He has seen a paediatric respiritory specialist whom suspected mycoplasma, however, he has tested negative to this. This morning, he is as bad as he has been over the last month and we are very concerned about him, but are at a loss about what to do next. Can you suggest any other possibilities.
281019 tn?1235009097 Any help I would so appreciate. Some of symptoms: Joint pain with weakness (heavy feeling) & fatigue, flu like feeling. Weird eye issues. Nerve pain. Depression. Headaches. Sometimes back pain like I have a double kidney infection. Skin issues but no "butterfly rash". Sleeping problems every so often. On my journey for answers I have been tested for MS & GI disorders. I have been diagnosed with Depression, IBS, Mitral valve regergitation, Endo, & arthritis in my left hip.
Avatar m tn My mother's kidneys started shutting down about a year ago due to what the doctors think is an allergy to ibuprofen. She was on the verge of needing a kidney transplant. The doctors put her on Prednisone, though, and now her kidney function is almost 100% again! It's all about treatment. Just thank God that we've got that! Best of luck you. I am sure you have a long life ahead of you.
6043244 tn?1378618288 So far it has affected his ears, lungs, and kidneys. He only has 40%-50% kidney function and his ears and constantly stopped up making it difficult to hear, and he has started coughing quite a bit at night and having laryngitis.
Avatar m tn creatnine runs about 2.5 with 25% kidney function currently. I am on rappamune (immunosuppresant) and very low dose prednisone. Any thoughts on what might be causing this and/or treatment would be helpful. At this point the neurologist can not provide details regarding if the condition will spread; will it become ALS; will it corect???? please help.
Avatar n tn Only sometimes will the ANA come back mildly positive, mild positive rheumatoid factor, neg. lyme, neg. rheumatoid on xrays, ok on heart and kidney function. The predisone dose was lowered in Nov. 2010 to 8.5 mg from 15 mg daily and I got quite sick with swelling slowly returning to legs so that after 2 months I couldn't walk well anymore and my ribcage cartilage became inflammed along with sinusitis unremitting with negative allergen tests. I'm lost too.