I found out that I had CKD stage 3A a little over 2 months ago. I wrote on here and so many of you were really helpful and gave me great advice. Since then, I've been reading, reading, and reading some more. I have myself on a very kidney-friendly diet. Although it still keeps biting in the butt. One article will say "NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT BUTTER EVER' and another will say "Peanut butter makes a great alternative to meat"
Anyway, the only meat I eat now is white meat chicken made at home and put in a salad with things that are good for the kidneys. I sometimes eat the chicken on rye bread too.
Finally, I got to see a specialist. She was great. Very friendly and she explained everything to me. She went over all the meds I'm on and how they could be adding (or have caused) the decline of my kidney function and what I don't have to worry about right now at least.
She said my phosphorus levels are good so if I liked the peanut butter for lunch, not to worry. Then she told me there was something wrong that I've already forgotten but she wants me off all or almost all dairy. She told me that my liver enzymes were off as well as my kidney function. So, we are having that checked out. I have high triglycerides and was prescribed a statin. She said to stop that and told me to take Krill oil until we know what is causing the fat near my liver. I will also be adding sodium bicarb? something like that?
I do have diabetis2 and high bp (which is very controlled) but I also have a seizure disorder and there is a medicine I'm on "Keppra" I've been on it for 2 years. She said that this med. could be a big part of my problem. I'm on a very large dose of it and it is not kind to the kidneys. So, tomorrow I will be meeting with my new neurologist. (I'm new to the area I'm in). Mostly, she said there is nothing in my chart that she feels we can't tackle with great results.
It's so amazing how a doctor's attitude can make such a difference. The same appt. could've freaked me out more if it had been with a more neg. person. Thanks for reading.