Could this be because of CKD

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   Posted 10/24/2010 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
A quick little background. I have been diabetic for the past 11 or so years. 5 years ago I was DX'd with CKD at what the doctor termed "the very beginning of stage 1" and was put on Lisinopril.

Now on to the present and what brings me to this forum today.

Last weekend I had a 2 day bought of what I thought was some kind of virus that hit me with flu like symptoms......nausea, vomiting, low grade fever, headache, etc. It came on really fast and after 2 days seemed to leave just as quickly. This was Friday and Saturday and was fine on Sunday.

Now then last Thursday night when I went to bed I felt pretty good but a couple of hours later I woke feeling really sick again with the same symptoms I had a week before. The only difference is this time it has lasted 3 days and once again seemed to leave me just as fast as it hit me.

My wife, who is a nursing student, thinks that maybe this is due to CKD and the possibility seems to be there, but I would like some "expert" opinions on this.

It's been over a year since I had any blood work done in regards to my CKD and I haven't had any urine tests done about it since I was DX'd 5 years ago. I have an appointment with my PCP next month and am planning on pushing for a full workup but I am also wondering if maybe I should try to get in sooner.

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   Posted 10/24/2010 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I forgot to mention that both times I had some extra low back pain which felt a lot like kidney pain. (I have had a few kidney infections when I was a lot younger).
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 10/25/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I would call the doc with your concerns now so that he/she can order the bloodwork and you can have it done before you go in for your appointment. That way you can get answers and not have to wait for a second appointment. Hopefully they can move up your appointment.

Good luck and please keep us updated. Wishing you the very best.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996

Bowel Resection 2006, Now on Asacol, Imuran, Folic acid, B-12 injections and Enalapril.

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   Posted 10/25/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I recommend contacting your Kidney Doc too.
Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis): dx'd 2000 tapering pred and back on Imuran 200mg a day.

Kidney Disease (Minimal Change Disease): dx'd 2007 but believe I had it since 2000 from the sulfasalzine I was on. 20mg Lisinopril 1xday, Diovan 80mg 2xday, Lipitor 40mg 1xday, Calcium 1200mg 1xday, Vit D 400mg 1xday, Calcitriol (Vit D) 5mcg 1xday + multi vitamin
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