So today I had my first visit with the nephrologist. Before I get to that here is what has been going on.
My regular doctor referred me because my routine labs showed 44. Now my previous doctor just told me to drink more water and that was it. Well doctor #2 said to drink water and recheck in 2 weeks. I did and it went to 47. She still wanted me to see someone so now I start stressing out, searching the internet about kidney disease, and guzzling water like a camel. Also giving up my favorite foods including my daily banana smoothies. And switched from Excedrin to Tylenol.
Fast forward to my appt today. The doctor was so kind and we talked for nearly an hour. She reviewed my previous labs and said everything else seemed to be in good range or not too far off. My potassium was great so YAY banana smoothies again! She switched my Lisinopril with diuretic to just plain old Lisinopril. Thinks that possibly I am dehydrated. So after starting my new med I will do the 24 hr urine test in a couple of weeks plus new labs. She seems to think it will make a difference.
So I am feeling more positive. Still making changes though.
Question...has anyone had similar problems possibly caused by meds or OTC pain relievers.