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starfield
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   Posted 7/14/2010 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
is a one-time test for gfr showing 51 something to worry about? my doctor said no that I am healthy. what would be the next step for me?

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 7/17/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey starfield!!! Welcome to Healing well :)! one time test of 51 is probably nothing to worry about! If you are worried, ask to have it checked again. A lot of times your kidney function can go up and down depending on what you have eatin or drinkin!!!

Do you have any other questions?

starfield
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   Posted 7/17/2010 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amy,

thank you for your response; actually the low number got to me and I ended up asking my doctor to follow it. These tests were done two years ago. Now I just took a comprehensive metabolic panel and expect to get the results this coming week. It should really be revealing as to what is happening. I hope to have a higher GFR because I want to be well not sick. Unfortunately I feel poorly much of the time so...if it comes back low at least I will know why I am so tired in the morning,why my legs and underarms always itch and why the metallic taste in my mouth in the mornings.

starfield

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   Posted 7/18/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
HEy again Startfield!! Let us know what your results are. Do you have a history of any type of illness running in your family? When you mentioned the metallic taste in mouth I immediatly thought of medications...are you taking any type of medication? The second thing I thought of with the itching and the metalic taste together, possibly a food allergy? How often does it happen?

starfield
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   Posted 7/18/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
aimsgirl16 said...
HEy again Startfield!! Let us know what your results are. Do you have a history of any type of illness running in your family? When you mentioned the metallic taste in mouth I immediatly thought of medications...are you taking any type of medication? The second thing I thought of with the itching and the metalic taste together, possibly a food allergy? How often does it happen?


Hi amy,

One of my sisters recently had a kidney stone; aside from this I don't know of any other kidney problems. Heart disease, cancer, emphysema, these run in my family along with diabetes and a few other things.

The metallic taste precedes any meds. I have it every morning and have had for 15+ years. Itching is just lately whenever I take a bath and for about 2 hours afterward. I don't know for how long it has lasted, maybe only three years. The hot water seems to trigger it and I have to use lotion after showering....maybe it is just dry skin.

about a year ago I found out I had a severe allergy to dairy and gluten, have been watching my diet religiously since then and can say I no longer suffer from migraines, hives and stomach upset, thank God!.........


Thank you for your concern.
I will post the results when I get them
starfield

starfield
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   Posted 7/21/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
hello Amy,

my test results came back with a gfr of 59. ..just low enough to keep me wondering. doc says the labs are normal.
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