On Friday 8/18 I received my 2nd #procrit shot. Here are the details: •Who should use Procrit? Chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis and not on dialysis. •What is Procrit? It is a medicine used to treat CERTAIN types of anemia. People that have lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) Procrit works like the human protein called erythropoietin to help your body make more (RBCs) Procrit is used to avoid the need for RBC transfusions.
•How does Procrit work? Procrit works how erythropoietin works. It causes your bone marrow to make MORE red blood cells. This, in turn, raises your level of hemoglobin. A protein found in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of the body. Increasing hemoglobin levels may lessen the need for a blood transfusions. The rise in hemoglobin doesn't happen right away. It takes 2-6 weeks before the number of red blood cells goes up in your body. Not everyone will have the same results with this medicine.
•What are the common side effects? Joint, muscle, and bone pain. Fever, cough, rash, nausea, vomiting, soreness of mouth, itching, headache, high blood pressure. This medicine also has some other scary more serious side effects which I will not be listing here today. I will say so far I have had a cough the entire time I've been on it, some headaches which may or may not be directly from the injection, high blood pressure, and bone pain which doesn't last long. If you have questions about chronic kidney disease or diabetes complications please feel free to in box me. Check your sugar and be well. 💙 #t1d #typeone #dexcom #diabetic #diabetes #omnipod #ckd #chronicillness #chronickidneydisease #diabetesburnout #diabetescomplications #diabetesawareness #dialysis #procrit #anemia #redbloodcells #kidneydisease #kidneys #autoimmune #staystrong