Rhabdomyolysis Support Group

Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of skeletal muscle due to injury. The result of this process is renal failure due to accumulation of muscle breakdown products in the bloodstream, which are injurous to the kidney. Treatment is with intravenous fluids, and dialysis if necessary. The main therapeutic measure is hyperhydration (by administering intravenous fluids), and if necessary the use of diuretics (to prevent fluid overload).

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  • debbshealth

    Recovering from Rhabdo

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    Hi all.  First of all I am so glad I have found this group.  The main thing I keep reading is how long does it take to recover from Rhabdo.  I was struck by this horrid condition back in June 2013.  I was at work and all of a sudden I had this incredible pain in my neck & lower back.  It only lasted about 5 minutes so after putting a heat pack on I went back to work.  I wasnt feeling the...
  • Shadetra39

    Rhabdomyolysis

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    I'm a 50 year old woman who don't do any workouts but gets cpk levels over 2500. Can someone tell me why doctors don't know what's going on and can't help at all can someone PLEASE help been in hospital every 4 months I need help!!!!
  • jcyrene

    Rhabdo Recovery

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    I was admitted into ICU on 08/04/15 with cpk levels greater than 20,000. This is my first round of Rhabdo, and the cause is still unkown. I am 20 years old, 21 next month. Three days into being admitted, I had a muscle biospy done. Testing like crazy. I'm back home, levels down to the normal range, and I am seeing multiple specialists to figure this out. I'm writing today to hopefully get in...
  • judithu

    Rhabdos all my life finally have solution

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    I am a 32 year old female from austria and I had my first Rhabdo when I was about 5. Until April 2017, I always thought my Rhabdos were normal muscle pain because I was not fit enough. I never understood why people who seemed to do much less sport than me are all much more durable. On the occasions that my pee turned dark I thought it was because I was dehydtrated. This April after a normal...
  • Oldsoldier

    26 Years and Still Having Issues

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    I had a severe case of Rhabdomyolosis 26 years ago, during my military training, that was the result of abuse by a drill sergeant (hundreds of pushups in a very short time, and being forced to go through the motions well past muscle exhaustion). It wasn't diagnosed properly, and I received Motrin and Ben-Gay as my only treatment. The others who were there were medically discharged, but I...
  • nogainallpain

    Still affected by the edfects

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    10 months later and still muscle weakness and fatigue,excessive sweating from minimal output and I don't sleep well does it ever get better?
  • I got exertional Rhabdomyolysis. No kidney damage.  On IV for 3 days. Now having extreme joint pain. Tested negative for RA and autoimmunes.  Taking methotrexate once a week.  On week 2, and no improvement. Has anyone else had similar joint  swelling?
  • Jonesy78672

    rhabdo in my lower back (first time)

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    Well back on 3/24/17 i had some soreness in my lower back after I got off work, after gettin off I went to the gym for a light work out. When I got home I did the usual take a hot shower, take two advil an ice my back when it's sore. Well it progressively kept gettin worse kept getting tighter, harder to stand and walk so I decided to go to the er. When I got there I was in extreme pain my legs...
  • Chris_Sutterlin

    Rhabdomyolysis

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    Hello everyone. Back in 2014 I had my first encounter with Rhabdomyolysis my junior year in highschool. The years prior, I had been working out, but I took some time off. I never used supplements or anything of the sort. I returned to working out about 6 months later, and it was a pretty intense workout our coach has given us. After the workout I had thrown up a few times, and I didn't know what...
  • I just got out of the hospital a couple of weeks ago and while I was there, I made a mental note to come back here and post my story. It was so beneficial for me to read other people's stories, the good and the bad, while I was going through it. So here I am.Like many others, I got rhabdo from taking my first spin class. I'm not out of shape by any means, but I also hadn't been working out at...
  • deleted_user

    Rhabdomyolysis Recovery

    I was discharged from the hospital two wks ago after an 8 day admission. Rhabdo induced by exercise and prescribed statin meds. I'm finding my body is sluggish and my overall energy is diminished greatly. Anyone experienced similar post recovery and if so for how long?
  • whiteroses80

    Re-occurring Rhabdo and Recovery - Please Help

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    Hello everyone..I got rhabdo 4/2014 after a 45 minute spin class trial at a new gym. I was 23 at the time, I had done Crossfit and other intense exercises previously with no problems. After the spin class I felt fine and went back the next day to take a Pilates class. The following day, my quads became stiff and sore. I went back to the gym and went in the sauna, and rolled out on foam rollers,...
  • Butterflykiss

    Rhabdomyolysis with no known cause

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    Hi,  On 6/24/16 I broke out in a red rash only on my legs and at first thought chigger bites but didnt itch and ran a fever. I would go to stand up and would fall back down like my legs all the sudden didnt work. Got to an urgent care/mini hospital and they didnt know what was going on. Ran all kids of test and at that time my level was failing. I remember them saying one liver test shouldnt...
  • Ringggggggggg

    Dave's Rhabdo Recovery 8 Years later!

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    Under Construction. I will be back.
  • cbear8

    CPK 5,000 recovery

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    Hi all,I was diagnosed with Rhabdo a week ago. I had work a BP cuff that squeezed my arm to the point of extreme pain for a research study, the next day I maxed out on push ups and pull up negatives. The only pain I ever experienced was from the cuff. Nothing ever indicated to me that something was wrong. A WEEK LATER my arm swelled up 3", I landed in the ER with a CPK of 5,000. It has now been a...