Want To Have A Baby With 20% Kidney Function

Aug 18, 2013

Falling pregnant after having a transplant for 25 years and 20% kidney function. What r the risks?

I have recently got engaged and my fianc and I would love nothing more than to have a child, however my renal specialist has advised my against falling pregnant due to the risks and it may send me into renal failure.

Does anyone have any info on this or any similar experience with this?

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This is my second trip to a neuro. Two years ago, I had an incident where out of the blue, my speech became garbled, I couldn't make any sense out of what I was saying and moments of my memory were erased. I was sent to a neuro then too (a different one) by the same PCP who did a quick little physical to be sure I hadn't had a stroke and sent me on my way. At this appointment, the doctor attributed my migraines to stress given I'm a single mother, prescribed me Topamax in addition to Imitrex to take PRN. She started me on 25mg to take twice a day for two weeks. After two days I started noticing weird side effects, tingling down my left arm and feeling like I didn't have full control of the arm. My index finger would move by itself, twitching (which is frustrating when you have to type for a living). The next side effect was my inability to form a sentence, again, very frustrating! I knew exactly what I wanted to say but for the life of me could not spit it out! I called the doctor's office, the doctor was out but they said they would relay the message and call me back. When they did they said she wanted me to stay on it but take it at night to reduce the side effects. Two weeks later it was time for me to double my dose, now I was taking 100mg daily.

I have now been on Topamax for a month and I am having tons of bruising on my arms, legs and hips with no explanation, hair loss and today I noticed my eyes are yellow. I went to E Care and they are running tests on my liver functions and have ordered me to stop the medicine cold turkey, hoping for no bad side effects of that because I can't take any OTC medications.

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Sorry- felt like ranting as frustrated as its been two full days since litho and nothing passing yet. Plus I have a bad back (2 surgeries) which makes it hard to do the exercises where you drink 2 cups water, wait 30 minutes, then elevate kidney @ 45 degrees and stay like that for 30 minutes to try and get the pieces to move.

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