So glad, but overwhelmed w/so much info, to find this site. Just diagnosed w/Stage 3 CKD & sounds like many like me: Scared. I'm an active 69 yr old, 80% vegetarian, normal weight w/none of the typical symptoms for CKD, can only figure it's reflux & past pain medications or my love for sugar (not diabetic The only thing the Nephrologist said was to watch sodium. It's not so much the death ahead but the decline of quality of life that I fear. Totally confused Creatinine levels 2016 .86, then 2017 1.02 & 1.04 then down to.96? Dr. said I'm Stage 3? How did I get here?
Not sure if my tiredness, toilet 3x night, burst of sweats are caused by this. I don't know what to do to help myself other than a slight change in diet. Take baby aspirin for slight artery condition, 1 low dose of Gabepentin & OTC antihistamine, Calcium.
Have only mentioned this to a few people as I'm in the crying stage. Would appreciate any suggestions.