Forum Style

I'm 2 years after my second kidney transplant and I've been getting a lot of UTIs. Can anyone recommend some home remedies that work please? Has anybody else experienced this and is it normal? Also, while I  was on dialysis my toenails went black and curved. A few weeks after the transplant, my toenails returned to their normal colour and straightened out. However, now they are back to being black and curved. Has anyone else experienced this? I appreciate any advice and feedback. Thanks.

You need to be a member of to add comments!


Email me when people reply –


  • HI every one

    Thanks so much for your input regarding ITU.

    is any one taking CERTICAN anti rejection drug instead of prograff? and do you take prograff on empty stomech or after food?

    The chemist told me to take it on empty stomech ,but my doctor wants me to take after food because it is not good for stomech to take in before food, any sugestion?

    I am on prograf but lost lots of hair and like to change it to certican that has no side effect of hair loss any one has exprienced it?

    have a lovely healthy day.


    • Hi Drew, 

      Yes,the hair thing, I to take Prograf, my hair didn't fall out it thined out, I've read once the dose is adjusted it comes back once your body adjusts so in the mean time my kidney doctor said to take 10,000mcg of Biotin, I've been taking it for a! What a difference, check with your doctor and ask if you can take

      Also I take y meds before food, then about 1/2 hour later I eat toast with peanut butter and almond milk check your bottle of meds it usually says on prescription take with or without food.

      Take Care


  • Hi Drew,

    Yes, I had UTI issues as well, it happened after they took out my stent out I was in a lot of pain in my bladder when I voided, was put on antibiotic it cleared up, but pain in bladder was still present so started cranberry juice home made in my blender I had extra cranberries left over from the holidays in my freezer much healthier to make from scratch it has no preservatives or added sugars, drank for a week and pain was all gone best medicine ever, give it a try but check with your doctor first to see if it's okay to try

    Best of Luck :)

  • Hi Dew,

    The most frequent cause of blackened toenails is poor/lack of blood supply.  It is not normal and you should give a quick call to your Tx team to make them aware of the condition.  Hopefully, you are adequately hydrating.  I was able to use cranberry extracts, with permission of my team, to increase urine production without Lasix or any other stimulants.  The two issues may be related.  I hope you find relief soon.

This reply was deleted.

TransplantBuddies & Friends Facebook Group

TransplantBuddies & Friends

Transplant Stories

Members Stories


Purolator Air Filters


Lung Transplant Foundation


        Organ Donation Surprising Facts

Facebook & instagram

Planetary Biosciences for Cystic Fibrosis

Looking for My Kidney Hero

My dear Friend Susy - a double lung transplant survivor is in need of a Kidney Angel (O positive blood type).  If you can be Susy's Hero- contact her at Thank You So Much!

Latest Activity

DAP1122 (Don) posted a blog post
2 hours ago
DAP1122 (Don) posted a blog post via Latest Activity on
2 hours ago
Alice Jolly replied to Mark's discussion Foot Pain Post-Transplant
10 hours ago
Alice Jolly replied to Mark's discussion Foot Pain Post-Transplant via Latest Activity on
10 hours ago
Chris replied to Didi's discussion Tacrolimus (Advagraf) after 15 months post transplant
11 hours ago
Chris replied to Didi's discussion Tacrolimus (Advagraf) after 15 months post transplant via Latest Activity on
11 hours ago
Iris Durling updated their profile photo
14 hours ago
Iris Durling updated their profile photo via Latest Activity on
14 hours ago

Contact Us