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Anyone have a gfr of 15, no symptoms, just tired?

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    Yes i did for about 6 months then suddenly dropped to 10. Still no other symtom but tired and short of breath.
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    Hi, my GFR is 16. I'm just extremely tired now compared to how I used to feel, although I still push myself to try and live a normal life.

    I am a 48years old female with a family and work full time.

    I try to eat a healthy diet and train at a gym 4 times a week.

    My consultant said if I had not done this then my kidney function would surely be at a worse state now.

    He has said he will not consider me for dialysis or put me on the transplant list until my GFR reaches 10. (Unless I can find a live donor)

    What advice has your consultant given you?

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      She sees kidney doctor next week. She is 81, and has alot of medical issues.  She has no other symptoms, just tired. No swelling, pain, her appetite is good.  I think dialysis would really be hard on her.  I hope they give her some other treatment options.   She did have a UTI, and was on an antibiotic when she had that bloodwork done, so I don't know if this affected her numbers.  Good luck to you, you are so young.
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    My eGFR is at 8 now but I still go to Yoga classes three times a week which involves a four mile walk there. I train my three dogs several times a week and live a reasonably active life.

    I am a vegetarian which does help with CKD. I am not willing to go on dialysis as my two sons have had transplants and this has left me with guilt somewhat.

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      Hi. Gee, you are at 8?   My sister is at 15, but she is 81, and does not want dialysis.  I have heard horror stories about it.   She sees kidney dr. this week, and I know she is scared.  I told her, she is in charge of herself, not them.   I feel so bad for all of you with this horrible condition.   I told another patient on here, I contacted a holistic dr.  She told me there are 2 supplements for kidneys.  One is JP-X to prevent infetion, and KB-C, to strengthen kidneys.  She said alot of her clients are getting good results..  You can go online, they sell it at alot of places.  Just a thought. What could it hurt?  Good luck to you.  Are they trying to push the dialysis?
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