I was diagnosed with PKD in August 2020 following a CT scan after suffering weeks of fevers & unbearable headaches. I had a severe infection in my right kidney; burst abscess led to a near month long hospital stay, cyst drainage & weeks of antibiotics.
It all came as a huge shock; but I’m now recovered from my ‘episode’ & figuring out the best way to live with PKD. I’m making diet changes & drinking a lot more water, but I’m wondering if anyone has advice for the bad days. Today my right kidney has been so sore, I’ve felt nauseous & breathless and I’m not sure of the best way to manage it - does anyone have advice for the chronic pain? I’ve been fine for a few weeks until today. I did have a few drinks yesterday (the first time in a LONG time!) - I take it kidneys & alcohol are not friends?!
I’m glad I’ve found this forum - nice to read about others loving happy & healthy lives with PKD and I look forward to learning more.