Been told I have Chronic Kidney Disease today...

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   Posted 7/5/2017 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had a ferritin level between 4 and 11 since 2015 and my Vitamin D was slightly low (49) at my 'over 50's blood test two weeks ago. I was asked t go for a repeat blood test on Monday and when I saw the doctor today (by accident, as the receptionist couldn't tell me the dose of the Vitamin D supplement) she checked my results and said the repeat test was for kidney function. Two week sago it was 54 GFR and last Monday 49 GFR.

She told me I have chronic kidney disease and told me to stop taking any anti inflamatories like Neurofen or ibruprofen. She said it was just that my kidneys don't work as well as the next person and to have my bloods checked again in 3 months.

So obviously I googled it and now I am really worried. I read that this is 'Stage 3' yet I have only just found out my kidneys are damaged. I don't have any other health problems like HBP or diabetes but I am overweight (BMI 30). I am 56. The only symptom I have is that I sometimes have waves of tiredness.

Form the POV of people who are currently having the same experience, is there anything I should be doing?

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   Posted 7/5/2017 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Karris & welcome to Healing Well. This is a really slow forum so I am not sure if you will get much input. Is this your primary care dr ordering the kidney function testing? In all honesty, if this is your PCP doing this, kindly ask to be referred to a kidney specialist. You need someone that will sit down & go over testing with you & explain it all & tell you what needs to be done. If I read your numbers right it looks like things are starting to drop. The receptionist is not a medical dr & she should not be giving patients information in a half way manner, if you know what I mean. As far as the vitamin D goes, the dr should tell you how much to take per day. I would urge you not to take any until you hear it straight from him. Too much vitamin D can cause some bad issues which you don't need. Everyone takes a different amount based on their deficiency & how much the dr says to take.

I urge you to stay off of Dr Google trying to compare your numbers to something you read there. Dr Google is rarely right at diagnosing medical issues. If anything about all it does is stress people out for nothing. The internet is great for checking out stuff, but not diagnosing medical conditions.

Take care.
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