Kidney function and medications
Do you have Chronic Kidney Disease along with another health issue? How do you cope with the fact often we cannot use the accepted medications because it will not clear our kidneys?
Here is my story: I am firmly in Stage 4 CKD, and may face a decision to go on dialysis later this year. Meanwhile, since January 2021 my lower back has messed up. The medications best used for pain relief, cannot be put in place because they are not recommended for my level of kidney function. No gabapentin, no Aleve, no aspirin. Acetaminophen only. I am going to get a spinal injection of cortisone, but will opt for local numbing only, no sedation. I use homeopathic topical creams to help some of the pain.
As fellow kidney patients, what do you do? It seems unfair we cannot get the relief we need. Please share your experiences and what has worked for you.