"Somewhat in the same boat Debra. Going into my fifth year kidney transplant. Also on Effexor. I was on Zoloft (a very low dose where I was cutting the pill in half). Now on 37.5 mg Effexor. I was taking a whole one but…"
"More important would be your diet and lab numbers. I would try to talk to my nutritionist every time I went in for dialysis. I started out at 3 times a week at 3.5 hours per session. My nephrologist decided to put me up to 4 hours…"
"I watched T.V. a lot. The hemodialysis center had individual televisions for each patient. I think a NOOK Color would be perfect for anyone on dialysis. You can read practically anything, plus you have access to email and to the…"
"Have you talked to anyone at Cedars Sinai Hospital. I read an article somewhere that they are doing some wonderful breakthrough work using mismatched blood types, etc. and DNA recombinant drugs that are also working wonders.
"I think foods that are acceptable are relative to the organ that was transplanted. I know that we all take similar medications to an extent BUT some take other meds in addition to or a different med all together. As a kidney transplant…"
I received my kidney transplant from Porter Adventist Transplant Center in Denver, CO. This center is filled with friendly staff and doctors. Dr. Gauthier (Goat' tea ay) is especially kind, humorous, patient and friendly. They are all also very professional. My particular surgeon was Dr. Vernon - also a very kind man.See More
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"I definitely have had sleep issues since my kidney transplant back in October of 2008. I think the Myfortic combined with Prograf have been part of the issue. Ever since I have been taking Ambien 10 mg to get to sleep but sometimes that…"
"What other medications are you taking in conjunction with the Prograf? I've been on Prograf since October of 2008. I have noticed that I get trembling hands when I try to do any type of minute, detailed work such as painting,…"
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