I donated one of my kidneys and the blood work is showing an increase in my creatin levels to 1.8
since u have only one kidney now, and i applaud u for being such a great humanitarian and your apparent altruistic nature, it is time to save yourself. Get a total work up done to find the reason for your increasing creatinine. That could spell danger for your continued health. My creatinine was rising from the normal 1.0 to 1.6. My doc so crudely told me that a double normal level meant kidney loss. OMG ... I ran to the university run hospital and told the groovy nurse practitioner that we needed to find a cause. As it turned out, I was drinking too much of those protein drinks. My son, a body builder, informed me that too much protein is hard on kidneys and he was right. I stopped added protein to my diet and after 2 days, my kidney problem was gone. How's that for ya.
Please find out what is wrong and fix it early. Don't wait and find yourself in kidney failure. You need so see a nephrologist, ASAP sweets.
Take good care,
The Worried Hippie
Hello Kelly, I was wondering if you are or were taking any other meds prior to this. My creatinine levels go up and I have been told more than once that I must be careful with my fluid intake. Too little and the level goes up because my kidneys are challenged from illness and medications I am taking. Anyway, I drink a lot of water because that is pretty much all I can drink, diabetic, and I thought something else had to be the cause.
The Gatstro doc says it has to do with blood flow to the kidneys in me. So since you had the surgery and some infections, that may be part of the problem. scar tissue and a quiet infection can cause tons of troubles.
When were you last checked? You can ask about the Percocet but it is a pain management drug as I recall.
How long since the gift you gave of the kidney? Keep us in the loop, ok?
I guess I have a different outlook on your question. Are you taking percocet for an infection in your back? Or do you have a kidney infection ? Either way, it seems you need a complete workup with only one kidney. If your doctor ordered the percocets for the pain in your back, & knows your history, I don't think the short term percocet will harm you, but you may want to check with your doctor. Just my thoughts... Mary
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