I have been diagnosed with Stage 3CKD. My GFR went from 59 to 44 in less than a year. I have been going to different nephrologist because they all (3 of them) told me my sysmtoms are NOT from my kidney problems. I am so tired of being told this! I am 63 and I know my body very well, and I know when something is wrong and what my body is telling me. I also have fibromyalgia. The kidney problems started in 2014. I have a lot of symptoms that ARE from my kidney problems.
Fatigue is so bad! No energy or strength whatsoever! I can not do activities with family at all.
Restless leg and hand syndrome. Constantly
Confusion and unable to think clearly.
Bumps at different places all over
Bad mood and irritability
Nausea and vomiting
Dehydration-skin, eyes and mouth so dry
Now heart palpitations
More Nerve damage, loud ringing in my ears
This has changed my life in the past 4 years. I don’t understand why the doctors minimize this disease with their patients! I honestly think they don’t know! They sure don’t listen to their patients! They should start!!! I know for a fact what I’m saying is true! My cat scan showed both of my kidneys are bad. Small, scarring, and thinning lining.
What bothers me is that they could have kept me from going from a GFR of 59 to 44 if they were doing what they were paid to do as specialists, by TELLING ME WHAT TO DO TO KEEP THEM FROM GETTING WORSE!!!
So I have decided not to go back to a kidney specialist. I will just try to deal with it myself by looking up my own information.
So if anybody else out there is feeling the symptom of stage 3 kidney disease, you ARE feeling them! Do NOT let any doctor tell you that they can not be from your kidneys!!!