Stage 4 and dehydration

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Broshie
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   Posted 1/21/2012 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been in stage 4 for about 1-1/2 years. I recently developed swelling in my shins and was prescribed 20 mg lasix a day. I started feeling very ill and weak. I went to my internist and my bloodwork showed a large decline in kidney function. From 21-24 percent for last year down to 17%. The test also showed dehydration probably due to Lasix. So the lasix has been stopped. I have been told that the dehydration can squew the results. My kidney doc is repeating tests in 2weeks. Does anyone have experience in this? I am pretty nervous.
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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 1/22/2012 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Have not experienced what you describe exactly but know how scary it is to lose kidney function. How is your swelling now that the lasix has been stopped? Are you drinking a lot of water to help keep yourself hydrated?

Do they know what has caused your kidneys to be in stage 4?
Amy
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Broshie
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   Posted 1/22/2012 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My CKD is from unknown cause. I was diagnosed 6 years ago through routine blood tests and I was already at only 32% function. I stopped the lasix and no swelling so far. But, I don't think I should drink too much water if my kidney function is so bad. This is so scary. I appreciate your reply. I've really only told my husband. I dont want to freak anybody else out until I am retested and know that it's as bad as it seems. You are on dialysis? Thanks again. I feel pretty alone.

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 1/22/2012 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I am on dialysis (peritoneal dialysis) . If you doctor didnt tell you to limit your fluid intake, still try to drink a little extra because being dehydrated can cause you kidney function to get worse. Did they give you fluids when they diagnosed you with dehydration? If you start retaining fluid, nausea, vomiting, and feeling very poorly please call your nephrologist right away.

As for now, I would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have from my personal experiences. Also, please let me know how you are doing, feeling, and how your blood work looks.
Amy
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