I've been getting toradol injections since march (30 to 60 mg) twice a week. Recently, one day, 60mg twice, two days later, same dosage, yesterday, 30 mg, followed by 60 mg. I had a reaction to zanaflex about a week ago and it made the spinal pain worse, so I quit taking it, and needed more toradol to counteract the reaction. Last dosages with toradol didn't touch this pain. My back has went into a spasm that won't go away & it's causing headaches. I'm getting more crampy with muscle pain. I had diarrhea for about 6 days, really bad, my bowels are working fine now, but I seem to be gaining quite a bit of weight. I have went from 154 to 163, with a 3 lb weight gain from yesterday just eating one hot pocket, and a sub sandwich. I know toradol can cause kidney failure, I only had a reaction to it initally using it two days in a row, I developed a kidney infection, that was back in april. My urine shows that I am in a dehydrated state, and some blood, no protein. Think this might be a decrease in potassium or could the medication be messing with my kidneys again? I don't know what to think, but I know something is wrong.
I would really talk to your doctor if you are worried. The kidney function test is easily enough done and then it won't be on your mind. If the weight gain is fluid retention then it may be kidney related. And drink water. Dehydration is something you do have control over and will help protect your kidneys from the toradol. Also nixing the caffeine will help as well. However limiting caffeine may have an effect on how your pain meds work as caffeine is often used in pain meds to boost their effectiveness (but also makes it harder on the kidney's to process) I imagine having a cup of coffee with your morning meds would have the same effect.
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