Category Archives: cramps

Dialysis and Cramping updated


Cramping isn’t good!  CRAMPING IS BAD! (update 6/26/16: See the comments for more thoughts about cramping) Aside from the fact that it is excruciatingly painful, it is an indication that something is wrong during dialysis.  Too much fluid is being … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Fluid Control (updated 5/4/16)


  Update: 5/4/16:  Well, well, well.  It’s certainly been a long time since I posted about this.  It’s a few years later (time flies when you’re having kidney failure, doesn’t it?) and fluid control isn’t the problem for me as … Continue reading

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Dialysis – Great resources for information


Update 9/18/14:  Sorry I haven’t updated this in a while.  However, I wanted you to know about the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center website.  Lots of great information.  And use the search button on this website.  I’ve probably written … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Hand Cramps


While looking at the search terms that led people to this site, I found this: “hand cramp vulcan live long and prosper” I laughed out loud at that one because I have the same problem occasionally.  My hand/s will cramp right … Continue reading

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Dialysis and AMA


Eileen Boyle, MSW, authored an article in the August issue of RBT+ (a digital magazine published by RenalBusiness.com) about keeping patients in their prescribed treatment for the entire duration.  The point is that all too often patients don’t stay for … Continue reading

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