Sarah asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

Can kidney disease cause chronic feelings of fatigue?

I have been diagnosed with medullary sponge kidney for the past several years. For the past 5-10 years though, I have constantly felt tired. It's to the point where I can barely drive and drag myself out of bed some days. I currently take pain medication to help alleviate my kindey symptoms, but not a huge amount. I wonder if my kindey function being impaired could be causing my feelings of constant tiredness. Last night I slept for 10 hours and I still could barely make it to work.

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  • Viking
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    When was the last time you went to your nephrologist? You need to be discussing this with him/her. Never seek online medical advice...it's a crap shoot at best. If your kidneys aren't working well, of course you'll be fatigued. But this is something you need to see your doctor about!!!!

  • 4 years ago

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I agree with Viking.

    Yes, kidney diease can cause anemia. If it is appropriate, your dr. can put you on injections of Procrit, which will help you body make more red blood cells. Your condition sounds exactly like my problems when I had kidney disease; I would come home from work and then sleep for 3 hours, be up a couple of hours and go straight to bed. I took the Procrit; it takes 4 to 6 weeks for the injections to start work.

    Source(s): http://www.kidney.org/Atoz/pdf/anemia.pdf (about anemia and kidney disease) http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/health/medication_detail... (Link to Procrit info)
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  • Wendy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I couldn't just sit around and do nothing like my doctors suggested.

    They didn't want me to do anything or to take herbs or herbal remedies, but I had to try something - they just wanted me to do dialysis!

    This program allowed me to take control of my health. I went from Stage 4 to Stage 3 kidney disease.

    It was easy to do and my BUN, creatinine and anemia are all in better ranges.

    Reversing Your Kidney Disease?

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