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After taking Lisinopril with hctz fo about 4 years my creatinine started to go up after using it for 2 years. My doctor told me to drink lots of water & I was retested & decreased it to 1.1, but it went up again to 1.20 & my gfr decreased to 45% & I also had anemia. I was then referred to a nephrologist for stage 3a CKD. Before my appt with the nephrologist I drank excessive liquids which included nettle tea, camimile tea, water with cranberry juice & water with baking soda. I did not eat tomato’s, potato’s, spinach, brocioli, nuts, seeds, bananas, beans, orange juice, melons, avocados & milk products & focused on a diet friendly kidney diet of fish, chicken, small portion of white rice, red peppers, onions, cabbage, watercress, all the berries in my no sugar, salt, or sugar, cereal & green salads & an iron pill to increase my red blood cells. My next lab showed that I decreased my creatinine to 0.89 & gfr shot up to 65, no anemia, however, my sodium went down to 25. At my nephrologist appt I was shocked when he told me that I did not have CKD. He said it was the diuretic causing my creatinine level increase & that my excessive amount of liquids caused my decrease in sodium. He immediately took me off the diuretic & has me on lisinopril 20 without hctz. I was told not to drink as much water & omit the water & bicarbonate soda. I have to have my creatinine & sodium checked in 1 month. This journey has been unbelievable & stressful. Hoping my next lab work will show everything back to normal once again.
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