My husband had a repeat blood test last week so disappointed to-day when our G.P. said his CKD had dropped again in less than a month from 35 to 27. Also blood count 103 from 120. He thinks the 2 weeks of allopurinol to hopefully prevent gout attacks maybe caused this so no more allopurinol. Our area has only 2 nephrologists with long waiting lists so have private appointment this Friday 28th.August. I asked what a nephrologist could do and was told there is a treatment but only the consultant can prescribe it. His gout is alright at the moment, thank-you for advising the cherry drink from Tesco which he is enjoying every morning. I was feeling so optimistic this morning thinking my husband looked well, so the saying of something like... you cant tell the book by its cover..... Has anyone had help or treatment from a nephrologist ? Thank-you..... Belle.