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Old 07-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: Visit to hospital today, not good news :( :(

Try to not get too caught up in percentages, and individual numbers. These can vary tremendously depending on how well you are hydrated, how much you exercised, and what you ate previous to the lab work. At this point, while your creatinine is elevated, it is not hugely so. Mine was about 900 before I went on dialysis.

Also, I would suggesting waiting for the next labwork before you panic about decrease in function. You need to watch this stuff over time and look for trends. The values will change all the time and will go up and down. Make sure you are hydrated before your next labs.

In the vast majority of cases (I've only ever heard of one person online who had problems) ACE inhibitors like ramipril will help kidney function. It will elevate creatinine a little bit, but it is helpful in maintaining kidney function in the long run and will often slow the progression of kidney disease. Give it a bit of time.

When are your next labs due? The doc may want to repeat this. Feel free to ask questions. I've kind of run the gamut of things that can happen.
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