Post 2nd Kidney Transplant
I had my second kidney transplant almost one year ago (yoohoo). I am concerned because I’m not able to gain weight as a matter of fact, I’m loosing weight. Most of it is because I have moderate diarrhea as a side effect of the magnesium tabs I have to take. The other part is I just have less of a appetite, so I have to remind myself to eat even when I’m not hungry.
Has anyone else experience problems with weight loss or appetite loss after transplant and what steps did you take to resolve it or gain weight?
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@hardaway3 Did you experience weight loss or appetite loss with your first transplant?
No, I did not experience weight or appetite loss with my first Kidney transplant, it was very successful, went back to work in 6 months and it lasted almost 16 years That was 20 years ago, and I am now 20 years older, I think my body may be responding differently with age and it seems to be a bit more challenging to keep the weight on.
The first 12 months after kidney transplant was a bit of a rollercoaster ride I must admit. I had a difficult time adjusting to the immunosuppressants and did have some difficulty with appetite loss. I am 6 years post transplant now and appetite is good.
I would say that as long as you are eating a healthy diet and your doctors are not concerned, I would not worry about this. Your Mayo team will be able to assist you with anything that is troubling you so hang in there and stay vigilant.
Wishing you great success!!