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Hi Guys,

Hope you are all okay?

Was just wondering if prednisolone can cause kidney problems, i've been quite poorly with urine infection (shaking, vomitting pain etc) i have not got much better with the anti-biotics and got terrible lower back pain, which they think could now also be kidney infec?. Just wondered if this is something related or if any of you have had anything similar

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Hi Beci,:hug:

I can't answer the part of your question about the usage of prednisolne.

My daughter had a serve case of kidney infection. She was running high fevers, chills, vomiting, very weak and shaky. She didn't end up in the hospital but sure came close to it.

I hope you get checked out and get to feeling better soon.
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Hi Lyn,

Thank you for your reply. That is how I have been I have also been fainting?
Dr has given me some stronger anti-biotics and pain killers and have had some bloods to check my kidney function??

Thank you again for replying.
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Hi Beci, I would be surprised if the pred had anything to do with it but I am not a rheumy so ?? However my daughter who is 20 has had three ambulance trips in the past three years due to severe kidney infections.. the last one three weeks ago. She was in alot of pain, high temp, chills, shakes, terrible lower back pain etc etc the hospital told her no protein or blood in urine and you don't get back pain :mad: but started her on antibiotics anyway, three days later worse, went to gp..loadsa blood and protein, back excruitating,my daughter at point of collapse...changed antibiotics for two wk course! Then it hadn't all gone so was put on a third course. They have done ultrasound, all looks ok but that isn't unusual. I am pushing for a referral but they are so slow! Sometimes it takes a bit more investigation if it a recurrent problem.. and preferably by a kidney specialist..like asking for golddust! Look after your kidneys and if it continues push for a referral to check you out. You only have one set of kidneys and they are very precious. I wish you well.
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Hi Beci,

A bad urinary tract infection will give me the same reaction. The first round of antibiotics is rarely enough to take care of it and usually need a second round.

Is the doctor going to do any further testing?

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beci,
I have had uti's and kidney infections a lot but they are not related to the preds. I often have to take a battery of anti biocs to get rid of them. My daughter is the same way. Each new one is stronger than the last. I know why not start you out on the stronge one right? I am not sure I think my doctor likes to see me what do you think? It is pretty common for lupus patients to have infections from what I have learned and even more common for needing an army to get rid of it. I hope this helped in some small way. I hope you are feeling well and doing well.
 

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Hi Beci,:hug:
Yes, my daughter was so weak that she could only get up and pack one thing and then have to sit down and rest. She was in college and I was on my way to get her. I took her straight away to our GP and he ran further tests on her and talked to the doctor at college health center.

I hope you get to feeling better real soon. Take care and don't push yourself when you start to feel better.
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Thank you all for your replies. I have been to GP's today and had some blood tests to check my kidney function and ESR and something else??

Can I just ask, at the moment I am also having like heartburn/or indigestion never suffered from it before my tummy also make alot of strange gurgling noises??? I am worried about stomach ulcers and things like that?? I think I am just worrying!!!:hehe:

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