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Feb 19, 2018 · Recurrent uti in Kidney & Bladder

Dear MPeters, I wish you the best as you work with your doctors. I hope to use the Mayo Help group to answer a question. I am CKD Stage 4. Is there an Actuarial Table that will tell me how long I can expect to live after I go on dialysis or am fortunate enough to receive a kidney donation. I am now 65 years old and have GFR level of 25.7. Thanks, RGC

Jan 13, 2018 · Kidney transplant in Transplants

Also given a steroid pack. Don’t know if this may impact Ferritin or Sodium levels

Jan 13, 2018 · Kidney transplant in Transplants

Best of Luck, Oregon Girl. Rosemary — just got blood test results. Most everything was good and Red Blood Cell count was very good at 11.1.
One situation, though, is FE. ferritin. On 12/4/17, the. Fe was 248. On today, 1/13/18 it has gone up to 386. I have had a cold and took an an antibiotic. Would this explain it ? My sodium level was also highest ever at 147. Will be starting blood pressure mediciine tomorrow.

Jan 1, 2018 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

See above

Jan 1, 2018 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

Rosemary, I believe that the GFR drop from 35 to 20 was caused by using Dexilant for 2 months. My GFR was at 35 in 2006 and in May of 2016. It dropped to 20 when a blood test was taken in December of 2016.

There are many Class Action Suits against Dexilant.
So far, the attorneys that I’ve spoken to have said that the promising suits they are handling involve someone —
1) who did not have a low GFR when prescribed Dexilant.
2) took Dexilant for much longer than the 2 months that i took it.
I disagree and believe that I could have stayed at CKD 3 if i did not take Dexilant. I realize, though, that lawyers are in business and will only take on a sure thing.

I have seen the same Nephrologist regularly since 2006. Had been hopeful that i could maintain CKD Stage 3 for the rest of my life. Because of Dexilant, I now doubt that i can get back to level 3. I am 65 years old

Jan 1, 2018 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

Thank you, Rosemary, for your thoughts. I am doing OK but do experience fatigue and have trouble getting as much exercise as I would like. I next see my Nephrologist in mid-January after getting a full set of tests.I will start taking blood pressure medicine this week.

Dec 30, 2017 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

2016, GFR DOWN TO 20. Hoping to avoid dialysis or transplant is why this ad from Dr. Duncan Capicchiano, ND caught my attention. Has anyone had dealings with his program? If it’s bogus, I do not want to waste my Nephrologist’s time or my money to review it

Dec 30, 2017 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

Yes. At present, I am CKD, Stage 4. GFR NOW AT 24. Took Lithium dosage of at least 2,000 mg/day for 30 years. In 2006, I was diagnosed with CKD Stage 3 due to Lithium. Stopped taking Lithium in 2006. Used diet and exercise to maintaind Stage 3, GFR 35,1 for 10 years. Prescribed Dexilant in October of 2016 to correct a strained voice, hoarseness condition. E.N.T. doctor said it was “Lerd.” This is similar to GERD but effects the larynx. When a routine blood test was taken in December of