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Old 08-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Stage 3 Kidney Disease

My doctor never said that I had kidney issues. I noticed last year that my eGFR was low (53) and indicated Stage 3, but the doctor never said anything. I just had my annual bloodwork and my eGFR has dropped to 50. My Creatinine is slightly elevated at 1.13. Vitamin D slightly low at 28.

I have just started some research and noticed that omeprazole can cause low eGFR and higher creatinine levels. I have been on omeprazole for probably 15 or so years.

Anyone have this issue? If so, can it be reversed if I somehow get off omeprazole?

 
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Re: Stage 3 Kidney Disease

I, too, am in Illinois. Where are you at in Illinois? I see a specialist in Champaign-Urbana, who says that my kidneys are stable for the time being. What have been your symptoms? Do you feel fatigue, changes in urination, protein in urine, etc? I would say that once one reaches the levels that you have, there has been appreciable damage to a number of individual nephrons. There is some ability for the kidneys to accomodate changes in functioning nephrons, but again, at your GFR level, you should not expect too much of a change for the better, unless you were suffering an acute case of kidney failure. You are suffering chronic kidney disease, so the best to hope for is a stabilizing over time.

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Old 08-13-2012, 05:09 AM   #3
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Re: Stage 3 Kidney Disease

I wasn't aware of any symptoms. That's why this is a shock. Only after I found out the Stage 3 is when I starting researching and identifying some symptoms. Occasionally, I will have muscle "jerks" while I sleep, some insomnia, some "bubbles" in my urine...however, not all the time. I do eat a "high protein" diet...I will certainly change that. I sent an email to my doctor to see if he has concerns... I need to research the diet restrictions.... I don't use a lot of "salt" but I guess I do consume a lot of sodium elsewhere... Good luck to you, too.

 
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