• 10 months ago

    Do I need dialysis?

    I was suddenly dignosed with CKD since January 2018 - everything was alright in December 2017. From January to August 2018, my creatinine steadily dropped with the help of a controlled diet and was 2.9 when I started accumulating fluid in my chest cavity. I was advised to go for a CABG which I did after which I needed dialysis as my urine output was NIL. After about 12 sessions of dialysis, my output reached a reasonable level and the creatinine started correcting. I was off dialysis for about 2 months. Unfortunately in November 2018, after a trip to a hill station, I started retaining fluid again, urine was clear and creatinine started climbing steadily and reached 7.0. I was asked to start dialysis again and have been on it for 2 months. My creatinine levels are 3.2 now and urine output above average. Water intake is low and over the past week, I’ve been having episodes that involve profuse sweating, nausea, black outs (that I don’t have any recollection of) and vomitting. Could I possibly be getting dehydrated? Is this an indication that I no longer need dialysis? Any help would be appreciated.