I'm 22 years old. I've been experiencing issues with my bladder where I often get the urge to urinate. It usually gets worse when anxiety kicks in i.e in a lecture with alot of people, and i noticed it since then.
I've been visiting the GP for blood tests and recently my GP told me about the GFR rates and the kind of benchmarks that would indicate kidney diseases. He said that while it isn't disasterous, it isn't perfect either. Becuse of my symptoms still persisting especially in anxiety driven situations, he's reffering me to get an ultrasound scan of my kidneys to investigate. Otherwise, he would've suggest me to carry on my life as is and just get the occasioanl blood test.
I mention that I do workout often and I do take creatine as well, and the GP suggested me to cut them off since most issues are related to people taking creatine. However, I used to take creatine in the past and I never experienced this issue. I'm now worried that because of the one time that I over drank a jaeger on an empty stomach causing me to subsequently vomit later on that it has had an effect on my kidneys (I barely drank, and since that event I completley stopped) . In which I experienced these symptoms not too long after that event.
Right now, I stopped taking creatine and making sure I drink pletinful of water. I'm not sure if I still should consume protein shakes, as I forgot to mention this to the doctor.
Given my situation, should I be worried?
I'd suggest you drink up to 2l/day of water, keep off the creatine and shakes then retest in a month or so or whenever your doc says. And don't train too hard before testing.
You could then reintroduce the creat if all OK subject to medical advice and if you want.
You're likely OK.