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I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Tripz » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:56 pm

Why? Because my ankles keep itching...for no apparent reason. No rash or flea bites...But checked on line today..and one symptom of chronic kidney failure is itchy ankles... :shock: :( :cry: ...How long do I have to live? :|
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby MoeSzyslak » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:58 pm

Tripz wrote:Why? Because my ankles keep itching...for no apparent reason. No rash or flea bites...But checked on line today..and one symptom of chronic kidney failure is itchy ankles... :shock: :( :cry: ...How long do I have to live? :|

Are you allergic to something maybe? Have you recently changed laundry detergent? Or maybe you just have dry skin around your ankles, where socks rub?
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby chimaera » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:01 am

Symptomatic of other things, Tripz! Varicose veins, for one. Circulatory disorders. Better lay off the booze just in case, though.
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Tripz » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:21 am

vericose veins...hmmm..allergy never had one in my life? [up to now]..detergent...I don't think we have changed brands...I'll check on that one...Lay off the booze... :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm not gulping much back [indenial mode]...So are my Kidneys...fooked... :( :cry:
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby chimaera » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:25 am

No, just drink three gallons of water for every shot of whisky and you'll be all right! :P

Seriously, if you are absolutely sure it is not flea bites (cat, hedgehog etc) then there is absolutely no harm in going to you rGP for a check-up.

I've developed insomnia. Its this b****y case! I go to bed with something that I think is so obvious on the edge of my mind and just can't reach it. Do you know what I mean?
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Tripz » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:35 am

chimaera wrote:No, just drink three gallons of water for every shot of whisky and you'll be all right! :P

Seriously, if you are absolutely sure it is not flea bites (cat, hedgehog etc) then there is absolutely no harm in going to you rGP for a check-up.

I've developed insomnia. Its this b****y case! I go to bed with something that I think is so obvious on the edge of my mind and just can't reach it. Do you know what I mean?


Thanks Chimera for your concern...i did drink 3pts of water today, the b loody itch is still there...to be honest my quack is a waste of space.. :roll:


I do drink too much coffee...And recently I've been getting severe headaches [not migraine] at the frontal lobe side...Whether all these are symptoms of the kidneys packing up...

Are you really stressed with this incident...Wow...You may have other worries/concerns in your sub conscious these could be the reason for the insomnia...I'm an owl anyway.. :shock: :wink:...

i suggest to lay off caffeine products before bed...Failing that sleeping pills..or a good %%% usually helps to bring on tiredness...As I have nothing to arise early for..The time I go to bed and awake are rather meaningless..In my daily life... :) ...

I also get this aching pain near where my liver is...I've had it for ages...like stitch/cramp...maybe brought on by sitting at this thing for hours on end...hat do you think Chimera :)
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Chox » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:43 am

tripz,

not to say you DONT have kidney failure, but i strongly think you would have other symptoms than itchy ankles.

do go get checked though, because it cant hurt, and do mention your stitch pain too.

i had, sorry, a BOIL once, and according to online reference (cnn.com, no less!) there was every chance it would kill me. not like, there is a one in a million chance, but like i really better watch out for the boil being fatal.

so, though i am a hypochondriac myself a little bit, i hope you can set your mind at ease, bc it really is unlikely to be that.
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby chimaera » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:48 am

Oh, poor you. :(
It could be lots of things and a lot would depend on your age and general health, anyway.

Seriously, sitting still for long periods can cause itchy ankles - I know because that is what caused mine. Once I got into the habit of moving around every 20 minutes or so away from the computer screen, it went away.

I have a great doc now - she doesn't fob patients off. She has the attitude that if a patient is worried about something then she gives them a thorough check. First time I've had this in a doc.

If you get any pain in the kidney region, I would go to your doc. If you are not happy, you have the right to insist on a second opinion. Be firm.

I don;t usually need much sleep - 4 to 5 hours maximum, but I am only sleeping for around 2 every night now for a couple of weeks. No real worries.

I have cut the caffeine and tried getting up close and personal, but he says I have worn him out! And him younger than me. Ah, well, c'est la vie (as they say in Wales).

Anyway, will have to sign out now - battery on reserve and I cant be ar*ed going out to the car for the charger. He's passworded his PC and I can't wake him up to use it (or can I?)...

Speak tomorrow.

Hope your itch goes. There's worse places to have one!
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Tripz » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:52 am

You make a valid point chox.. :) ..Indeed when I goggled ''itchy ankle'' I went on this online site [usa] :roll: ...It through up 70ish different diagnosis..to what the problem could well be...This year I went to the docs cause I felt the vision was going in my left eye...I kept seeing little circles like across the field of vision..I ended up going to A&E..The doc checked for a detached retina..any foreign bodie in it found nothing...I then not happy with this diagnosis..Went searching on You tube...this is what I believe is the problem...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=w3ZYnPpP1CA

getting old methinks.. :(
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Tripz » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:55 am

8) Good night chimera...Give him a nudge..heehee...I'll carry on with my other aliments tomorrow.. :P

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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Chox » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:56 am

ah yes tripz - i get floaters too! they drive me crazy! first time it ever happened to me it was BIG one and i was scared i was having a stroke or something. now i am used to them. they are a pain though, arent they? sometimes i cant read because of them.
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Tripz » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:13 am

The usual black thread ones arent too bad it's these circles like a net curtain affect...I first thought it was fence spray...I noticed these circles just after I had sprayed the fencing around the garden..The spray was like a mist and idiot here didn't wear any goggles.. :roll:
But if you watched that short video clip..The doctor explains what causes them..very intriguing to know...the inside of the eye aging and turning to fluid...age...wish we could halt it's progress... :)
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby Chox » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:38 am

tripz, legend has it that bette davis said old age is not for p*ssies.

i am only 42, but already can see what she means.

but then i just met a 90 year old who is spry and with it as can be.

and a near 80 year old who is on a long cruise, after finishing her annual ski trip out west.

so i have hope!
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby chimaera » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:14 am

Floaters can be a real pain! :lol:
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Re: I think I have chronic kidney failure...

Postby chimaera » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:58 am

Hey, Tripz!
Look what I found -

www.itchyankles.com

You can have your very own site!
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