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  • GregEkidney
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    I am only in my 5th or 6th month, and my experience has been I get leg cramps during dialysis, just about once a week, and I always feel like crap the rest of the day. I know I need to give it a chance, but boy oh boy, I really do not want to continue with this lack of quality of life.

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  • gloriaw
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    Talk to your care team. They may be able to put you on what is called a "profile" during your treatment. A profile is a way they can set up the machine to take off different amounts of fluid during your treatment (don't quote me on this). I used to get cramps in my neck towards the end of my treatments so they put me on a profile 2, which takes off more fluid during the first 2 hours and then tapers off the last 2 hours. No more problems with cramps. Also make sure you are not dehydrated before treatment, as cramps are usually caused by dehydration. I hope your team can find a remedy for you.

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  • KelseyAtDaVita
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    Originally posted by Dogish7x View Post
    Is it normal to have leg pain after starting dialysis?

    ​Hi Dogish7x, welcome to myDaVita! Dialysis patients do sometimes experience muscle cramps: https://www.davita.com/kidney-diseas...nt-them/e/5292. I'd recommend speaking with your local care team for any specific questions, hopefully they can make you more comfortable during treatment!

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  • Pawpa41
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    There will be days like that but you have to keep praying it is tuff

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  • Dogish7x
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    Is it normal to have leg pain after starting dialysis?

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  • diannemagalit
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    hoping you are ok now!

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  • KelseyAtDaVita
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    Hi DavidJM, so sorry to hear about your day. I hope that tomorrow and the rest of your week improves and that you feel better.

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  • DavidJM
    started a topic Feelin' Like Crap Today

    Feelin' Like Crap Today

    I'm on my 10th year now...today wa very rough, feel like ive been through a meat grinder.
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