I was just diagnosed with CKD and have a a GFR of around 50. I'm 39 yrs old and have no other known medical issues; don't smoke or drink and was fairly active up until about a month ago. I'm a little worried, as I had learned that in addition to my right kidney being "diseased" (doctor's words), my left one shows shrinkage and "multiple punctate calcifications". I'm so tired and out of breath, experience nausea, have mild headaches, and have a strange twinge in my side (it feels like a baby when it kicks while you're pregnant); not sure if that is related to the kidney or not, but it just started happening soon before my diagnosis. I don't see a doctor for another week (I was diagnosed at the hospital when visiting the ER and receiving a CT scan). I have so many questions! Are my symptoms related to CKD? Does it sound like I have TWO bad kidneys and if so, does that mean that I will lose function at a faster rate? Do I have to change what I eat? What can help with this fatigue? I just want to be healthy for my little girl...I get so tired and feel like I can't keep up with her some times.