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Kashy

821d

I'm not on any medications for my kidney disease what can I do not to be placed on medications

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    • DaniBear

      815d

      @NanN of course every medication comes with risks but if i was not on any on dialysis i would have been way more sick than i was. they helped my control phosphorus, help keep my potassium and magnesium up, help my pth decrease and not throw up every time i was on the machine. more times than not they’re there to help you!

    • DaniBear

      817d

      even if you are placed on medications it’s not the worst thing. medications are there to help you!

      • NanN

        815d

        @DaniBear ~ I was put on Azathioprine, and within a week I was nearly dead because that medication made my body stop producing red blood cells. I had to relieve 10 units of packed red blood cells, and my CBC didn't return to normal for a year. Forgive me if I'm apprehensive to try others.

        • DaniBear

          815d

          @NanN of course every medication comes with risks but if i was not on any on dialysis i would have been way more sick than i was. they helped my control phosphorus, help keep my potassium and magnesium up, help my pth decrease and not throw up every time i was on the machine. more times than not they’re there to help you!

    • NanN

      821d

      Hi!! I too have CKD. Diet is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Choose foods that are LOW in sodium, potassium, sugar (that's a major one for inflammation), and calcium. There are cook books especially for people with CKD. You don't want to have too much protein. I have just overhauled my diet again trying to cut out dairy/milk solids. I was pretty surprised. My lowest GFR was 28. And now it's 43. I haven't had a GFR that high in over 10 years. Also, you'll want to be on a bit of a fluid restriction. The recommended is no more than 2 liters/day. I'm still working on that. If you'd like any other info, message me, and I'll see what I can do!

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