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________ would help me feel more calm about my health.

When you live with primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), it can be challenging to manage the demands, needs, and treatment that come with it. Reaching a state of calm and balance may mean taking intentional steps or seeking help if necessary (or it may even look like getting answers!). What would help you feel more calm about your health?

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What do you feel is the hardest part about living with PH1?

Living with PH1 can be really challenging, and oftentimes looks different for everyone. What do you feel is the hardest part about living with PH1? What do you wish others better understood?

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How has PH1 affected your dating and love life?

From employment to body image, dating to maintaining personal relationships, we know PH1 symptoms can affect life in many different ways (both good and bad).

Whether it’s stigma, lack of public understanding, or the impact your condition has on your confidence and self-image, it can be challenging to navigate relationships of all kinds.

How has PH1 affected your ability to date and explore romantic relationships, if those are of interest to you? Let’s share and help one another in the comments below. 💌

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What do you find most challenging about understanding lab tests and results?

There are many lab tests your doctor can perform to diagnose and track the progression of your primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1). But sometimes it can be challenging (or feel impossible!) to understand lab test results even when your doctor walks through them with you, leaving you feeling confused or frustrated.

What do you find most challenging? Share your experiences or tips with us in the comments below. ⬇️

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What information or input is important to you when starting a new PH1 treatment?

If your doctor prescribes a new-to-you primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) treatment, what’s important for you to know before you start taking it?

Maybe you receive the majority of your medical information from your doctor, and defer to their recommendations about possible treatment options. Maybe you would prefer to talk to your loved ones about your options, or perhaps you look to the experiences of other patients who have already tried the medication you are considering.

Share what’s important to you in the comments below. There’s no wrong answer!

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What’s on your health to-do list this week?

Living with a kidney disease like primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) means that taking care of your health can often feel like a full-time job. Maybe you are making phone calls to your medical team, paying bills, requesting medical records, scheduling an appointment, or picking up medication at the pharmacy.

What do you need to get done this week?

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What symptom is the most difficult or challenging to manage?

The symptoms and severity of a kidney condition such as primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) can vary from person to person, but we want to hear about your experiences. What symptom is the most difficult or challenging to manage?

Fatigue or exhaustion Pain Loss of appetite Fever Chills

Choose from our list of symptoms or share your own in the comments below. ⬇️

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What’s the best change you’ve ever made for your kidney health?

Living with a kidney condition requires a person to make a lot of change — big ones, small ones, temporary ones, forever ones.

Some of those changes can be hard to swallow because they are ones we never thought we’d have to make (like leaving a job). But sometimes the changes can be for the better. Maybe your health made you slow down so you can spend more time with your family. Change up your diet? Focus more on your mental health? Explore a new, more flexible career path?

Share your positive changes with us in the comments below.

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What has surprised you most about living with a kidney condition?

For a lot of us, the timeline of our lives can be broken into two parts: who we were before we got diagnosed and who we are now.

That change also comes with a lot of challenges, but not all of them are expected. Has there been one particular aspect that’s surprised you the most (good or bad)?

Maybe you didn’t realize how tough it would be to stay hydrated or keep up with your treatment plan, or perhaps you were shown just how strong you really are.

Whatever they may be, share your surprises with us in the comments below.

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