I've been diagnosed with CKD stage 3A and 3B, it goes back and fourth, now for 35 years. My question is I've really started to feel the effects of the disease lately. I've not seen my nephorologist in five years, but I have been seeing my PCP who knows I have CKD. I just became too much of an expense to continue seeing both doctors.
I've noticed lately that I'm tired more than usual, always short of breath, and have severe swelling in the mornings in my face around my eyes and swelling in my feet and hands that hurts. I'm thinking it may be time to start seeing my nephorologist again. Any opinions? I work full-time and find it hard to get from the parking lot to the office without being winded. I'm also exhausted at the end of the day.