Hi everyone, first post here.
I was recently diagnosed with Cirrhosis after being admitted to hospital with Alcholic Hepatitis. Further tests showed several grade 1 oesophogal varices, enlarged spleen and a gunked up gallbladder.
The hospital were great. I was in for 2 weeks while they sorted me out and detoxed me too (3 months off drink now and never going back to it!)
Shortly after being discharged I developed moderate ascites, which I just tolerated till it became unbearable. Saw the consultant and was prescribed Spironolactone and asked for a blood test 5 days later.
I want sure what he wanted to test me for but I googled it and one of tests requested was AKI Score which I found out was a kidney function test for Acute Kidney Injury.
Anyway last week I had a call from my GP about some test results (Which turned out to be the test I took 5 days after starting on Spironolactone.) GP was concerned about kidney function and advised I drank plenty of water. I made sure to get a print out of the test and it showed kidney function had dropped from my usual 90 something percent to just 49 percent, and my AKI had a warning saying stage 3 (it only goes up to 3).
Then found out that Spironolactone can cause Acute Kidney Injury!
I'm unsure what to do now. I missed yesterday's dose as my anxiety about it was through the roof.
Should I stop taking them until I can speak to the consultants secretary on Monday or just i keep taking them and hope for the best?!
Sorry if this was a bit long winded, I'm very concerned an anxious about it.
Already got a knackered liver, last thing I need is knackered kidneys too.