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Puffy Eyes after kidney transplant

Its almost 6 weeks since tx.I got puffy eyes.spoke to tx team and they said its normal,side effect of immunesupressions.

i am on tacrosan and cellcept. i am much confused and to be honest its stressing while looking into mirror.

just wondering am i the only one with puffy eyes after transplant !

i would love to hear from tx friends



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  • Hello Hassan,

    This can be a side effect of immunosupressant meds, you are a recent Tx recipient and your doses are high relative to recipients, who have had their Tx longer.  You did not mention if you were taking Prednisone, which often causes swelling of the face, known as "Moonface" by recipients. 

    As you progress, your Tx team may reduce these doses and the side effect will likely lessen also.  The first six months are full of adjustments, this is but a blink of the eye compared to the rest of your life.  Trust your Tx team and express your concerns about this effect (constantly) at appointments.  

     I do hope you have great success with your Tx and that you enjoy many, many years in good health..

    • Thank you for the best wishes.I am having great time after the transplant.
      As far as medicine is concern,I am taking tacrosan 1mg 2 tablets in total and cellcept 500mg 2 tablets 4 in total.
      Creatinine level is 1.2 and HB is 14.Tac level is 6.8.

      I will definitely discuss these issues with Tx team.I hope they will have a solution otherwise have to live with it as far as kidney is doing well.

      Thanks again for quick reply.

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