Peritoneal dialysis. I am struggling badly to adjust to the routine. It is making me quite depressed. Are there any help groups or support?

I am new to peritoneal night time dialysis. The machine keeps alarming, makes a frightful noise. My catheter is positional and I have problems with constipation, night sweats and weight loss. I am very depressed about this as I recently lost use of a Kidney transplant after twenty five years. Can anyone help me adjust to the situation. Any help at all please. I have felt so desperately low about the situation.

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  • you can adjust the volume of the alarm.look in the manual that comes with the machine or ask your nurse.i used to have night sweats when i started and would wake up drenched,but that has stopped now.

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