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uttanutta
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« on: October 03, 2018, 04:00:32 PM »

I am a bit confused as to how much fluid i should drink.I am on PD i do 4 exchanges a night of green each exchange is 2 litre my uf was 1253.Just the last few mornings im waking with a fuzzy head is only way i can explain it and dont think im getting my fluid balance right.I have been doing Pd for 5years now and the powers that be have just changed me from yellow bags to green,any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 08:08:48 PM »

What's your blood pressure doing? How much fluid you drink is less important on PD than how much sodium you ingest.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 08:25:24 PM »

hi cupcake thanks for replying.Blood pressure is dropping today i am at 119/70 which is low for me normal is 140/80.I hardly have salt etc but at the moment craving it!Just feeling not right
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 06:18:42 AM »

Any better today? If not please have your bloods checked!! Could be anything.....


Good luck, Cas
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I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

1983 high proteinloss in urine, chemo, stroke,coma, dialysis
1984 double nephrectomy
1985 transplant from dad
1998 lost dads kidney, start PD
2003 peritineum burst, back to hemo
2012 start Nxstage home hemo
       still on waitinglist, still ok I think
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 01:31:06 PM »

morning just had bloods done so will wait for results.went back to yellow bags last night feel bit better today :flower;
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 07:58:04 PM »

Late reply, but likely low blood pressure. Stick with yellows for a while and increase oral intake, call your clinic.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 05:56:22 AM »


Watch your BP and your weight closely. 

It IS possible to take off too much and drop your BP's.  If that is what's happening you can switch up your bags using 1/2 green and 1/2 yellows so as to not take off so much fluid weight.

PD is a balancing act.  You have to adjust the mixture of PD bags to match your fluid/weight gains every day.  BP is a good measure of how well how decided whic bags to use.

Verify this with your PD team.

While I was on PD I kept a log book of weights/BP's and made notes if I felt strange at any time.  This was helpful for me and my team to make decisions which bags to use.  Adding larger bags and more exchanges, using less green and more yellows until we had me 'dialed-in' much better.
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