I was recently diagnosed with stage 3a CKD. I’ve probably had this for several years looking back at old test results, although I was told I was “probably just dehydrated”. We recently moved and my new GP advised me of this condition after my annual checkup. My GFR has gone from 53 to 47 in the past six months. I was advised to stop taking Meloxicam for my arthritis, which I have done. I was on double the normal dose for 4 years. I’m hoping my GFR will improve now I’m no longer taking the Meloxicam. I’m planning on getting an appointment with a renal specialist, even though my GP didn’t suggest this. I don’t have any symptoms, other than swollen ankles, which was thought to be due to my arthritis. No protein in the urine, so that’s good. Hoping to get some advice and encouragement here, specifically whether anyone has seen any improvement after stopping NSAID medications. Thanks in advance!