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Old 07-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: England
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Duker5 HB User
Visit to hospital today, not good news :( :(

Had a 'routine' visit to the hospital today and they tell me my function has gone down from 46.3% to 34.9% since April (when I was first diagnosed as having Kidney Problems/and was started on the Ramipril tablets) I know they said Ramipril would have a negative effect on my kidneys but a 12% drop in function is bad.. And very worrying to me.

Creatinine is now at 201, which doesn't make sense does it? I would have thought if my egfr is now 34.9% wouldn't the creatinine level be much higher than that??

Either way I'm now in 2 minds whether to even continue on the Ramipril tablets and ask if there is an alternative, has anyone else had such a negative impact on their kidneys after taking Ramipril??

I ask that because I checked a message I sent to my ex boss in December 2008 and back then my blood pressure was 139/96 and I was never treated for it with bp tablets, I only started taking tablets for high bp this year in April, and according to my nephrologist I've had kidney problems for years not months, so could be linked to that maybe? I did mention this today but he said he thinks it's probably more my kidney problems have caused high blood pressure not the other way round.

Anyone any thoughts, as I'm really worried now, as losing almost 12% function since April is quite a major thing

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