Hello Bill .......
I just thought a little recent personal life experience might be of some interest to you and perhaps a few readers.
As you might know, I have been in the hospital twice before with kidney failure or symtoms of kidney failure ... in 2011 and in 2012. The second time, my creatine levels were thru the roof, and that alone kept me in the hospital for over a week.
Well, late one night last week, I had maybe 18 ounces od this great moca iced coffee ... and no water that night! My chemo side effects (for my advanced prostate cancer) have included diarrea ... and I was dealing with that just when my water intake was low ... and caffeine intake was high!
It wasn't long before I started to get this familiar light-headed slightly spaced-out feeling. My fear was the kidneys! So, for the past 5-days or so, my caffeine has been limited to one large coffee a day ... period!!!
My water intake has increased using cold spring water - just a common variety - 40 to 60 ounces daily + a few other non-caffeine and non-alcoholic liquids - for 60 to 80 ounces daily total - n.i.c. the morning coffee!
Like magic ..... by yesterday, the light-headed feeling is gone. Part of it could be the diarrea ... but I'm convinced the kidneys were screaming "give me some clean water"!!@!!!
Hope this is some form of encourgement for a least one person ..... besides me~!!
Peace and wellness
Rob and Gizzy
Initial Dx of PCa in 2003/2004
Radiation (5x5wks) & Brachytherapy (96 seeds) in 2004
Low PSA for 6-years then Casodex briefly
Lupron from 2011 to current
Zytiga 2012 (5-months) - PSA increase
Prednisone & Xgeva from 2012
Taxotere - August 2012 (30-weeks) - PSA from 54+ to 12+
No chemo (8-wks) - PSA to over 23
Xtandi - June to Aug - 2013 - PSA increase
Jevtana + Lexapro - from October 2013