My my name is Marge this is the best web site I've found for kidney disease .So glad I found it.
This pass July I was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease 2 months later I'm stage 4 I don't know how it changed so fast.
I have had high blood pressure for 55 years .
Seven years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 ,for the first few years I took metformin 1000 mg twice daily and watched the sugar and salt.Then kidneys started to show changes in the lab work then they lowered the medformin to 500 MG twice daily ,they were watching the kidneys numbers slowly getting worse.
The lab work this July 30 th was down to 35 per cent kidneys were working and creatinine was 1.70 .I was told that I was now at chronic stage 3 kidney disease .At hearing this I became stressed,depressed some anxiety.
Two months later Sept 27 th lab work was stage 4 creatinine was 1.92 kidneys now working at 25 per cent
My DR. made a referral to DR. of nephrologist to get me in the system '
I met with the DR. of nephrologist last week he spent an hour with me was good explaining everything , he added one new drug to the ones I already take hydrocholothrazide 12.5 MG once daily He told me to stop taking aleve as it is hard on the kidneys. He said to take Tylenol instead. DR. also ordered lab work next week to see if new med helps.
Last Jan I had an massive hemorrhage of my left eye was blind in that eye for 3 weeks then had 2 surgery's and shots in eye ball I have some damage in the eye but see pretty good again. They seem to think that the high blood pressure and diabetes caused it.
The meds I now take are
hydrochlorothiaz 12.5 MG 1 daily
hydralazine 50 MG 3 daily
losartan 100 MG 1 daily
metoprolol tartate 100 MG 2 daily
simvastatin 20 MG 1 bedtime
metformin 500 MG twice daily
protonx 40 MG till they change it to something else .
I didn't mention that my age is 83 otherwise healthy
I have been following you for the last couple on months ,and receive your daily email mails Its good to know I'm not alone .