i have ckd 5 12℅ gfr thinking of trying hibiscus tea. has anyone tried it?

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I am desperately trying to not go on dialysis. Any ideas please folks. Thank you

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    Hi Jaqueline.  5.12%  is very low, isn't it?  How do you feel?  I have heard of the tea.  Wouldn't hurt to try it.  Are the drs. pushing you into dialysis with that low of a number?  My sister is at 15%,  she is 81.  First appointment withkidney dr. this week, she said she is not going on dialysis yet.  May I ask your age?   I am so baffled over these kidney numbers.  
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      Hi Neffie Im 53. No docs arent pushing me yet but I sort of think it will happen soon if I cant get my gfr up a little.
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    my Mother has had 5% kidney function for two years, her creatin levels are about 600, her specialists can not believe that she doesnt feel ill, he always tells her she must go on dialysis but she refuses,  my mother still drives her car, goes shopping, cooks and eats food, her only sympom is that she gets a little tired, but she is 74 years old.
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      Tony, my sistet is at 15 percent. Her only sympton is tiredness also. She has no pain, swelling, drk urine. She lives alone, does all her own chores. Are they treting your mom with anything? Where r u from?. If I may ask. Thanks for the info.
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      hi, she has foamy urine, and tiredness, she has no other symptoms she is taking medication to control her potassium lvels and iron injections for tiredness. im from Australia
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    I would like to know that as well. 5% is low. I am at 10% and doctors want me to have kidney transplant. I do have a living donor but  want to kepp my own as long as I can. Anyone out that has had a transplant?
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      Linda if you are at 10% and you have a living donor then if I were you I would get the transplant right away.  The problem with waiting is you might start to feel worse and get sick and the doctors can decide that you are no longer a candidate.  They can deny a kidney transplant at some point.  Good Luck
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    At 12% in my opionion I wouldn't go trying any tea to fix your problem.  If it worked everyone would be doing it.  At the worst it could make you loose what function you have left.  Then you would be on dialysis sooner rather than later.  Good Luck
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