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My question is, I am almost 10 year post of my transplant and I am off all my anti rejection drugs ( I do not recommend this to anyone trying to get off these without dr. Consent- but received my mother’s liver and with Gods help I believe this is why?) Anyway I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I am struggling whether or not to do chemo after they remove the lump ~ because of all the poisons that will filter through my liver....has anyone or no of Anyone that my have had breast cancer/ or any other cancer after a transplant and chemo???
At the very least, I would ask for a consult from a transplant hepatologist or team member and be followed throught your chemo. I am so sorry you must deal with this issue and I pray you to overcome it and return to health soon.
Iam 29yrs old 4 months post kidney transplant now,currently taking vingraf, mofilet and prednisolone.my urine output is ok,the egfr is at 89,my creatinine and urea levels are on the normal range, just like a month ago my potassium rose above the normal range,i had to stop taking bananas and ovacado smoothies,it dropped down to the normal range.my question is,I sometimes experience some headaches,when i check my Bp it turns to be normal.is there anyone experiencing this?Or is it a side effect of the immunosupresants?Second are we allowed to take herbal teas eg mint tea?
The headaches could be from anything, even allergies, that you never had before, which I began after a Tx.
it may be related to your combination of medications. Herbal teas are mostly safe, however, I would shy away from certain extracts of teas, which can interfere with the metabolism of medication. I think a brief discussion with your Tx team about both questions will benefit you.
You have similar questions to my own. I am no longer taking potassium and have been getting it through diet. I do experience the headaches like you and my blood pressure also seems fine. As far as the herbal teas, I have a skype appointment with my doctor this afternoon and I planned on asking about that. I'll let you know what she says. I drink a lot of decaf sleepytime tea, but I question wheather any herbs might interferre with my meds.
Please let me know once you confirm.
Is there anyone out there taking everolimus? I am taking the generic for prograft and i have gained 40 pds i read that everolimus was better for your kidneys and for weight. Any thoughts on this????
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I would , pomergranates have been added to the lists of things that mess with our rejection meds
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