About Me

Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com

No


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Stumbled upon it


Are You Male or Female?

Female


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

Kidney


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Cyclosporine Modified, Azathioprine, Atenolol, Venlafaxine, Prednisone, Lorazepam, Diazepam, Favorite food: crab lobster Mom's baked chicken


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

28 years


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I want/need more information on medications etc. to prevent rejection, and it seems like my doctors don't want to look beyond the medications I have already tried but make me very ill to the point I can't function. I need new options.


Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

University Hospital and Clinics, Madison WI


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Up until about 5 years ago when my body decided It no longer liked my "new" kidney, I had energy to do every day activities and I didn't have to nap every day. I felt alive!


What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Beaver Dam WI, USA


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  • Does anyone else have issues when taking any type of anti-rejection med? I am taking cyclosporine, 75mg 2xs a day and I feel so pukey, my legs ache and all I want to do is sleep.  I had been taking 100mg 2xs a day and that was even worse.  I have tried other meds with the same outcome. Any one have ideas why this is happening.  Or a Med that would work.

  • Wow!  I bet you do look forward to summer.  We have been having lots of rain. And that makes my life miserable!

  • Yes... Worcester is the snow capital of New England (avg. 100 in/yr)...makes us happy to see summer!

  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends,

  • Thank you!

  • Welcome Gwen to Transplant Friends!

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