I had a kidney transplant in 2005. Had had no problems with the transplant. All my levels have stayed in normal range. I did gain weight with the prednisone. Would like to lose weight...has anyone with a kidney transplant successfully and safely lost the weight after surgery? What did you do or what did your doctor recommend?
I also have considerable joint pain...especially after sitting or when getting up in the morning. Have had gout a few times...take allipurinol to counteract this now. Do any other patients have this joint issue? I am bothered mostly by pain in my hip, knee, and especially ankles. Maybe it is just high levels of uric acid as with gout. Any suggestions or anyone else experiencing this problem. My doctors have just said it could be arthritis?!?View Thread
I had a single kidney transplant in 2005. I had no severe pain at all outside of normal pain from the surgery and incision. I'm no doctor but I wouldn't think your friend should be in that much pain just because of a double transplant. I know of no one that had a transplant around the same time as me who went for follow-ups when I did who complained of that much intense pain after surgery. Not sure what to say...I would think that her doctors know what is normal...sorry to be of no more help.View Thread
I had a kidney transplant in 2005. I have had no real problems since the transplant. Except weight gain from the prednisone and a few battles with gout. I take allopurinal to offset this problem...it has worked pretty well. I still have pain in my feet at times. Although only 52 sometimes I feel like 72 due to joint pain. No one has really been able to tell me why...some have said it may be arthritis...my mom dealy with arthritis for years. Do all of your joints bother you or just feet. I know feet are susceptible to gout due to buildup of uric acid in joints...very painful...I couldn't even walk the few times I had gout...was on crutches...not something you want to experience. Thanks.View Thread
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