kidney problems

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lillieblake, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. lillieblake

    lillieblake New Member

    I read someplace that kidney problems can cause or aggravate FM.

    The doctor just ordered a 24 hr urine test to determine something about my kidneys.

    I noted in the MRI of my lower back, a note was made that I might have cysts in my kidneys.

    Any ideas on if this is causing/aggravating the FM?

    Thanks, Lillie
  2. randired

    randired New Member

    I have been diagnosed with FM and have kidney stones. Your doctor might be trying to determine what kinds of stones you may have if thats what they are. A 24 hour urine test will tell him a lot about the make-up of your urine. The cysts could be stones/cysts or anything else. The test will help.

    As for aggrivating the FM, all I have ever had was muscle cramping when I was starting to pass a stone or while passing. SOmetimes i get back cramping when my stons move around. I have 2 stones in one kidney that are just sitting in there.

    Your best bet is to wait for the results of your urine tests to see whats going on.
  3. Khalyal

    Khalyal New Member

    I have had several of them over the course of this disease. My personal opinion is that it's a byproduct of the illness, not a cause. I think our bodies really struggle with toxins, and detox pathways include the kidneys and liver.

  4. meandkac

    meandkac New Member

    I was born with a kidney birth defect and have had surgery to correct the issue. But I ended up with Chronic Kidney Disease and Infections.
    When I finally got dx's with FM; my kidney specialist told that my low kidney function causes muscle pain and several other chronic pain issues. So my kidney causes some pain and my fibro just ampflies it. So I end up hurting worse in the end. It is a double edge sword because each working to make the others pain worse. But I am learning to deal with it in different ways. And Vit D has been a God send for me because VIT D not only helps with my fibro issues but VIT D is needed for your kidneys to function properly so when mine is found low...I get a dose for a few months and the level goes up and helps all the way around. But it essential to keep the level of VIT D at steady rate so blood work is needed ever month.