I just want to give everyone on our team with CKD a bit of info of what I went through last week when I was given a Z-pack for an ear infection and other meds...
I tend to have issues with antibiotics due to my CKD. Because diseased kidneys do not filter medications very well - I always ask - how are my kidneys going to filter this medicine?
I have gone through quite a few antibiotics that I cannot have - due to my kidneys lack of filtering them.
This last bout taught me a harder lesson - I do not care if medicines say they are OK for those of us with CKD - I want a dose made for children - not so potent, gentler on the system.
Last Thursday after being on the Z-pack for two days - I passed blood - not a bit of it - a lot of it. It scared me straight to the ER. Thank God I got out of class early... but even if I had not, when I passed what I passed I immediately called my husband and told him I was leaving school and going straight to the hospital.
After blood work and an exam I was released. As I had stopped passing blood and they could only guess that a vein had ruptured. Well the next day I called the dr office - they let me know that it was probably a side affect of the my medication. NOT HAPPY! Well I passed more blood for the next day or so. During this time I was light headed, dizzy, nauseous and felt "not right", but told that the medicine will filter in the next day or so. I am finally on the mend.
So please take care of yourselves and check with your doctor about antibiotics, as for me I cannot have them.
Edited by: LIFE-FAITH at: 5/14/2013 (21:53)
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