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csage1010 (Sue) (@csage1010)

GFR dropped 5 more points and I don't know why.

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Aug 12 8:52pm | Replies (32)

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@gingerw Hi Ginger, that you for replying. I just got a note through the patient portal from my doctor that my numbers had gone down. I didn't mention in my post that I am on an antibiotic for a UTI, Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. Is it possible that could have effected my numbers?

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@csage1010 Oh, definitely! Anytime we have a change in our health, it can unbalance our system. Taking an antibiotic can cause upset in our digestive system, and if you were advised to "drink lots of water" that can actually send our numbers down a little bit! I recently found that out. If I was in your shoes, I would relax, and look more towards the next labs, to see if the trend is still there. Remember, eating healthy, quality exercise, all help us keep our kidney health as best we can.
Ginger