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Old 02-05-2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I've been battling CKD off and on for about 8 years. I first noticed my eGFR rate being low after a blood test. I made an appointment with a neuphrologist, and we watched my kidney function decline despite having controlled BP and no real cause for the kidney function decline. My GP at the same time removed me from my cholesterol medicine-Tricor, since my cholesterol levels were below normal. Suprisingly, over the next few years, my kidney function went from a 43% to 50 and on up to finally stopping at 73% which I have maintained for about 2 years. Now, just this past two months my GFR has again declined. On December 17, my creatinine was .85 and a month later, with another blood test, my creatinine is 1.05. For me that seems like a huge fall. The eGFR went from 72% to 61%. I know that 61 is still in the normal range for my age (55), but it's the decline that bothers me. I made an appointment for my neuphrologist for next week. The only change that I can point to is increasing my baby aspirin from one to two a day. Do you think it would have made that much of a change? How worried should I be? And now my GP wants to change my cholesterol medicine--yes, its back up--to a statin which I know causes kidney problems. Any ideas or help or reassurance would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-05-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Re: Another GFR Question

Try to relax a bit. Your kidney function is only ever so slightly declined. The aspirin may have caused the drop again if you are sensitive to it. I was on cholesterol meds for a long time with ckd and it didn't affect my kidneys (I had other issues causing the decline).

In the meantime, make sure you have cut back on sodium and stay hydrated.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:40 AM   #3
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Re: Another GFR Question

Thanks, Cora. You have eased my mind. I can't imagine it being anything else, except maybe my thyroid, which is also off according to my blood test. For now, I'll just keep positive thoughts and let you know more after my appointment.


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