Any advise please..

Posted , 2 users are following.

got told on Tuesday my gfr is 28 n potassium 6:4... had bloods redone m now gfr 31 ..potassium 5:9.. I've been took off my B/P tablets and also tablets which was to slow my heart rate down ... suffering with terrible cramps and itching... I have more bloods Monday... Dr even discussed hospital.. said it's serious... I'm worried

im 50 years old...

0 likes, 7 replies

Report / Delete

7 Replies

  • Posted

    your GFR suggests you are at Stage 4 Renal Disease (usually with the correct intervention you can stop it from progressing to Stage 5) the potassium can be and most likely will be controlled with medication, and your can also be controlled with medication (the itch is due to a build of creatine and other toxins) main thing is to make sure you're not eating too much protein, most people dont realize even a healthy person should only eat 0.08 grams per body kilogram (meaning an 100 kilogram person should only eat maxium 80 grams of protein from all sources, also know that things like non animal protein are a killer for renal disease because the kidneys really struggle to remove it.

    just curious why they took you of BP med..., the kidneys are directly attached to the Aorta, and high blood pressure damages renal function and vise-versa, renal disease effects BP.

    try not to worry, my mother's GFR is only 5%, and so far she has no itching, or illness, and isn't on dialysis ..., but i have found Renal Disease is so specific to the individual and what is true for someone isnt true for someone else

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    your GFR suggests you are at Stage 4 Renal Disease (usually with the correct intervention you can stop it from progressing to Stage 5) the potassium can be and most likely will be controlled with medication, and your can also be controlled with medication (the itch is due to a build of creatine and other toxins) main thing is to make sure you're not eating too much protein, most people dont realize even a healthy person should only eat 0.08 grams per body kilogram (meaning an 100 kilogram person should only eat maxium 80 grams of protein from all sources, also know that things like non animal protein are a killer for renal disease because the kidneys really struggle to remove it.

    just curious why they took you of BP med..., the kidneys are directly attached to the Aorta, and high blood pressure damages renal function and vise-versa, renal disease effects BP.

    try not to worry, my mother's GFR is only 5%, and so far she has no itching, or illness, and isn't on dialysis ..., but i have found Renal Disease is so specific to the individual and what is true for someone isnt true for someone else

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      thank you... I also feel quite sick sometimes... they took my B/P meds off me to see if it's affecting the potassium..said lesser of 2 evils when I questioned it.... says will reintroduce slowly....

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    OK understood, but I believe they are wrong about BP causing your high potassium, your kidneys regulate potassium and sodium and when kidneys don't work well potassium rises.., the sickness you feel is most certainly due to high creatine not being removed by kidneys, this is one reason why you must educate yourself on protein intake, and don't over indulge... Also I'm curious did your illness come upon you slowly or quickly..... I'm guessing it happened quickly, when creatine builds up slowly you can tolerate a lot of the symptoms but a fast increase will tend to make you very sick very quick..

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Also they are wrong about the lesser of two evils..., the lesser of the two evils would be to keep you on the BP med and medicate you for high potassium until they know for certain.... Anyway I'm sure you've got a referral to a Specialist 3 who is will clarify all of this

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I was told 18 month ago I had ckd

      gfr was 61 at that time... it's dropped over that time but last 6 month I've been around 39-41.. my dad passed away at age 54 with a massive heart attack due to kidney failure n was on dialysis..n his mum my gran also same problem... so to be took off meds has worried me.. I'm back for bloods Monday n seeing GP..I've took a really big drop in readings and I'm a bit worried...was told "I'm not out the woods yet " n may need to go in hossi?? it just a lot to understand n I'm worried also abt my BP... n heart rate...

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    you need to learn to meditate, i can reduce by heart beat by 20 beats per minute when i'm meditating, and the subconscious mind is so closely linked to the immune system.

    so try not to worry, and learn how to meditate, a few days of your meds wont kill you as quick as stress will. trust me more people have died from stress then renal failure.

    regarding your father, yes it's true Dialysis can cause heart disease, that's why you need to avoid it if you can, and see a specialist, and do whatever you can to stop further decline, but do not worry, worry will just make you sick,

    what is your creatinine level ?

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up