View Full Version : HCTZ for kidneys

04-12-2010, 04:32 PM
Anyone take this? I'm reading you should tell your doc you have lupus before you take it. An ER doc prescribed it to me very early this morning. Went in with kidney pain again. I told him I have MCTD and what all that entails. But he said he saw no point in doing another CT scan of the kidney. I asked wouldn't they have seen a second stone on the last scan 2 weeks ago at the ER but he said it could have been hidden. He still didn't think a CT was necessary since all the lab work showed nothing significant. He suggested I take HCTZ to help the stone move out. And to come back if I need pain control again.

This is getting so old. I'm thinking it's time for a urologist visit. It's just, it's so depressing to look for another doctor. The going rate of kind and knowledgeable specialists in my area is awful. I don't think I can stand dealing with one more obnoxious ass doctor. I've seen 7 specialists over 2 years and only one of them has been helpful. But she's my rheumy 2 hours away from here.

Two weeks ago when I passed that stone, I felt pain I never felt with either of the two stones I passed years ago, so I'm worried something is up, it may not be related to a stone at all, and er docs just know the basics so they're missing something.

04-13-2010, 02:58 AM
I should have read this before I answered your pm. I take HCTZ. It's a blood pressure med. I've been on it for over 30 years. They started me on it when I was 27. It's part of the regiment I take for Hypocalcemia. Read the pm for further suggestions.


feeling better, really to start Living Life to the best of my Ability
but I'm still :wacko:

04-13-2010, 05:23 AM
I also have been taking this for control of high blood pressure. Bonita

04-13-2010, 11:31 PM
Thanks. I feel better about taking it now. I read if you have lupus you should tell you're doctor and had that creepy feeling that so many ER docs have given me before. "Nah, this won't hurt you." But it did.

Bonita, I hope life is treating you well sweetie.

Off to read the pm, Nonna.

04-14-2010, 07:00 AM
Right now my life is a little overwhelming. My mom who is 80 fell and broke her hip at home and had to get a hip replacement and is doing super well despite her age. She lives with my handicapped sister. My father-in-law we had to put in a nursing home he is95 but we could not give him 24 hour round the clock care and he is in a good Christian home. My back has been very bad and i have had epidurals and an mri and will have to be seeing my neurosurgen later this month he is the one who did my first two surgeries on my back but with the ra it is getting worse. i know that i have a bad back but it is frustrating to me. I hope that my lupus does not flair at this time also. But life goes on Bonita

04-15-2010, 01:46 AM
Oh Bonita! When it rains it pours! (((Hugs)))

I'm glad your Mom is healing well and that your Father in law is in hands that can give him the care he needs. I know that had to be a very difficult decision for you all.

So the epidurals for your back are for the pain, and they're not helping?

I'm praying for your back, your mom, and your father in law.