Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with CKD Stage 3. I am 43 with 3 children 21, 17 and 10. The damage to my kidneys has come about as a result of taking Naproxen and Ibruprofen for approx 2 years for a spinal complaint. I stopped all medication following a successful spinal fusion in June 2012, I havent taken ANY medication since Sep 12. I have established that In June 2012 my GFR was 84, 12 months later it was 61 and today it is 51. Therefore it has reduced 33% in two years without medication. I am anxious now that this decline will continue and I will move into Stage 4 and potentially a dialysis or transplant patient. I should also add that I am approx 7 stone overweight but working on this now, successfully following the diagnosis. Can anyone advise if they have a similar "youngish" diagnosis and how do they cope with the prospect of dialysis/transplant and what are peoples experiences of CKD reduction into stage 4/5 when it has reduced at this rate over last 2 years? Does a good diet help and if so...what does a good diet look like? Thanks
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