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Lasix and metolazone after transplant

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kt* Jul 21, 2013. 6 Replies

I'm 15 months post kidney transplant and Taking 2.5 mg metolazone and 60 mg lasix 2 x a day. Have tried to wing off one or both and swelling returns. Has anyone stayed on diuretics and for how long?Continue

Immune suppresant drugs after Medicare runs out (3 yrs) BILL. .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Nov 19, 2012. 3 Replies

Go to NKF.com to make sure this bill passes. GovTrack.us says there is only a 5% chance it will passContinue

lasix

Started this discussion. Last reply by lovingmyself Sep 6, 2012. 1 Reply

I've been taking lasix for about 8 months after kidney transplant. Creatine is 3.0. Has anyone stayed on lasix this long and resulting in high creatine and urea levels?Continue

Chronic scarring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hostess Risé Jul 10, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm a little over my six month anniversary Kidney transplant (cadavier) . My creatine and urea-n levels where going up. I was a 6 out of 6 match. Had  biopsy done and no signs of rejection but…Continue

 

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Kt* replied to Brian's discussion 'Lasix and metolazone after transplant'
"Lasix will Also will aid in reducing a high potassium levels."
Jul 21, 2013
Carla replied to Brian's discussion 'Lasix and metolazone after transplant'
"While I sure can appreciate that you'd rather not take the Lasix or the Metolazone, I'm almost 3 years out from transplant & although I don't need to take the Metolazone every day, I have times when I need them both. …"
Jul 19, 2013
Richard replied to Brian's discussion 'Lasix and metolazone after transplant'
"Brian, I've been on 40 mg of lasix ever since my kidney transplant in August, 1986--almost 27 years.  I have swelling in the feet and ankles if I do not take it.  When I received my liver in 2007, the liver folks thought I didn't…"
Jul 19, 2013
Patricia replied to Brian's discussion 'Lasix and metolazone after transplant'
"Hi Brian, I sent you a message. Check your Inbox. Thanks, Patricia"
Jul 19, 2013
Brian replied to Brian's discussion 'Lasix and metolazone after transplant'
"Yes I ended up in the hospital for dehydrating kidney. Creatine was over 4, Now I'm on 20mg once a day and fluid retention from waist down, so staying on low sodium diet. I'm single so eat out alot , no more LOL!!!"
Jul 19, 2013
Patricia replied to Brian's discussion 'Lasix and metolazone after transplant'
"Hey Brian, I am on 80 mg. lasix once/day and once in a while I add 1 5mg. Metolazone to get the extra fluid off. This week my creatinine had jumped to 2.6. I am 18 YEARS post-transplant and they think that I am too dry and taking too much lasix, so…"
Jul 16, 2013
Brian commented on Lissa Lake's blog post 'low pressure'
"I had similiar problems when I was on dialysis . Along with cramping, even passing out, once had a seizure! Basically it was the amount of fluid that had to be removed up to 15 Lbs. The best thing to do is watch the fluid intake reducing stress on…"
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Brian commented on I_Am_Bee's blog post 'retaining fluid'
"I'm post  Kidney transplant almost a year now (12/21/12) Taking 60mg lasix a day ! Had recent swelling in feet also! But I think I got into some salt! SO WATCH YOUR SALT INTAKE :)!!!! "
Nov 27, 2012
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Nov 25, 2012
Brian replied to Joan2001's discussion 'Exercises after Thanksgiving'
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Nov 23, 2012
Mark replied to Brian's discussion 'Immune suppresant drugs after Medicare runs out (3 yrs) BILL. .'
"Debbie, the bill addresses kidney tx only. Your argument is, in fact, the crux of the legislation -- Medicare spends $17K/yr for post tx maintenance (for 3 yrs) but would spend $75K/yr for dialysis if kidney tx fails (for life). Seems like a no…"
Nov 19, 2012
Mark replied to Brian's discussion 'Immune suppresant drugs after Medicare runs out (3 yrs) BILL. .'
"The bill is HR 2969 Under current Medicare policy' kidney transplant recipients who are not aged or disabled retain Medicare eligibility for only 36 months following their transplants. After their coverage ends' transplant recipients…"
Nov 19, 2012
Hostess Risé liked Brian's discussion Immune suppresant drugs after Medicare runs out (3 yrs) BILL. .
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DebbieK replied to Brian's discussion 'Immune suppresant drugs after Medicare runs out (3 yrs) BILL. .'
"Is this kidneys or all tx? That is crazy to give you a transplant and then have no way to keep alive. This can't happen. "
Nov 19, 2012

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At 4:05pm on February 24, 2013, Hostess Risé said…

Happy Birthday to you Brian

At 10:43am on February 24, 2013, Cisco said…

Happy birthday Brian! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturday, Sunday and Monday starting at 3 pm eastern/ 2 pm central time. Hope to see you there!

At 8:00am on February 24, 2013, David said…

 Happy Birthday Brian ! 

At 10:42am on September 28, 2012, Rita said…

Hi Brian, I have my kidney transplant 17 years, I see you have posted that you are shortly out of your transplant. I am not a doctor and all bodies are different on how respond to drugs and the transplant, but I want you to know we are all here if you like to share.

At 8:59pm on May 20, 2012, Cisco said…

Welcome Brian. You have a built in support group here and on our sister site Transplant Buddies. Feel free to ask questions you have. Good luck!

 
 
 

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