Concerned about eGFR, diet & exercise post transplant
I am 9 months post transplant and I had gotten my eGFR up to 80, but since August it’s been in the 60s and even dropped just below. I finally got it back up to 77 a few weeks ago, don’t know how, then 72, now it’s 66. My BUN is 11 so I’m hydrated. I have issues still getting up a lot to go to bathroom so feel I need to drink water overnight and sometimes it seems it helps with numbers and sometimes I don’t feel it does. At first I was told to drink more fluid than fluid out, then not to chase my fluid in/out. Usually I’m 4 cups behind with fluid out by morning if I don’t drink water overnight to try to keep up with fluid in/out. This has been going on the last nine months and before when I was stage 5. What is everyone else seeing and what kind of diet are you on? I don’t eat meat, but when my creatinine is around .88 I have higher eGFR, but I don’t know where .98 creatinine comes from making my eGFR lower. I know that creatinine isn’t high, but it makes my eGFR closer to 60 where I don’t want it. Docs in my area don’t talk eGFR, so even mentioning it, gets me nowhere. I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis and even though I should be exercising, I’m afraid to because I know exercise makes creatinine higher.
Thanks for any help.