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Hi I'm 48 and take 20 mg of Benicar. My blood pressure is around 95/65 and my GFR is only 74 (should be 99). Also, my potassium is 4.2 (range 3.5-5). I read that as kidney disease gets worse it becomes harder for the kidneys to eliminate potassium and so I've suddenly become afraid of eating anything with potassium in it, and just about everything has potassium in it so I'm afraid to eat anything for fear of developing high potassium levels. Someone please tell me I'm crazy. I've been in a total panic for 2 days and I can't eat much. I'm drinking water and eating white rice.
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