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    Hello again this is Troy,
    went to Dco tody been having problems with my Kidneys in 02-2010 spent one
    month in Hospital with well basically shut down first kidneys then lungs was just
    a big mess! Well last trip to ER revealed sugr in UA??? short of it is Doc which is
    a Reumy think the high does of PREDSONE and Lupus is slowly sshuting my kedneys
    can this happen?? just looking for answers.

    on 40mg predisone has hig as 60 mg just few mts ago DX'D agin w/ SLE ,RA AND AS

    Thanks for any insight...

    God Bless,
    Troy

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    Dear Troy,

    I am sorry to read what you are going through and im sorry im not sure of the answer.But im sure a member will be here soon to help you with the answers.I hope the doctors can help you soon.

    love Amanda.xxxx
    I am still here,just been on new meds so unable to function like i used to.I will pop back,just know im thinking of you all and hoping you are keeping on keeping on.xxxxxxx

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    Hi Troy,
    Like Angel, I haven't had any experience with what you're going through, but I wanted to give you some support.
    I know that Lupus can attack the kidneys, so perhaps you need a nephrologist on your "team"?
    Keep us updated, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy Blair View Post
    Hello again this is Troy,
    went to Dco tody been having problems with my Kidneys in 02-2010 spent one
    month in Hospital with well basically shut down first kidneys then lungs was just
    a big mess! Well last trip to ER revealed sugr in UA??? short of it is Doc which is
    a Reumy think the high does of PREDSONE and Lupus is slowly sshuting my kedneys
    can this happen?? just looking for answers.

    on 40mg predisone has hig as 60 mg just few mts ago DX'D agin w/ SLE ,RA AND AS

    Thanks for any insight...

    God Bless,
    Troy
    Hi Troy,
    I am sorry to hear that you are going through a rough patch right now. I can't answer your question from a medical perspective, but I can shed a little light by saying that as a Diabetic patient (even one who has my blood sugar controlled without meds) I am NEVER allowed to take oral steriod therapies because they are notorious for raising blood sugar levels. Especially not good in the diabetic body as high blood sugars can lead to the problems you are having now and worse for us. Are you diabetic too? If so, your doc that put you on the prednisone really needs to know that. I hope your doctor is being as viligent with your health concerns as you are.
    Best of luck,
    Sandy
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    Thnks for all the input and no I've never been Diabetic before letts hope it's just he pred.
    i've been on pretty hih doses for about a year now , if anyone has anymore insght to this or had this prolem
    please let me know and I wil kep ya'll posted..

    Thank you ann God Bless,
    Troy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy Blair View Post
    Hello again this is Troy,
    went to Dco tody been having problems with my Kidneys in 02-2010 spent one
    month in Hospital with well basically shut down first kidneys then lungs was just
    a big mess! Well last trip to ER revealed sugr in UA??? short of it is Doc which is
    a Reumy think the high does of PREDSONE and Lupus is slowly sshuting my kedneys
    can this happen?? just looking for answers.

    on 40mg predisone has hig as 60 mg just few mts ago DX'D agin w/ SLE ,RA AND AS

    Thanks for any insight...

    God Bless,
    Troy
    Hello Troy,

    If you could be a little more specific about your situation and clarify your question (my brainfog has been bad lately), I will do what I can to look up some information that may help you.

    Rob

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    Hi Troy;
    First, let me welcome you to our family. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing so many difficulties due to your disease.
    I have done a bit of research on your question about Prednisone causing your kidneys to shut down. So far, the only thing that I've found is the fact that Prednisone causes sodium retention and potassium loss which may lead to fluid retention, weight gain, bloating and low blood potassium levels. In some patients, this can cause high blood pressure. Also, Prednisone has a tendency to raise the level of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. In most individuals, this has little significance. However, in diabetics or those with a history of "borderline" diabetes, the rise in blood sugar can be significant.
    Also, most of what I've read states that Prednisone is used to prevent kidney failure! So, I'm not sure what your doctor is basing his statements on. I wish that I could be of more help to you

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