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by wagolynn
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Water Softener
Replies: 6
Views: 9821

Re: Water Softener

Starting with hard water - hard water has large amounts of calcium carbonate dissolved in it, this prevents soaps and detergents working, and where the water is heated the calcium carbonate will come out of solution, deposit on the hot surface. Soft water - is water without the calcium carbonate dis...
by wagolynn
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Feeling positive
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Feeling positive

Well done.
by wagolynn
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: GPs no use
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: GPs no use

Hi tracieann, I think the problem is kidney problems are not easy to diagnose, most of the results are better looked at as trends rather than just isolated tests. Also there can be treatable reasons for changing results as well as permanent problems which will eventually lead to failure. So GP's ten...
by wagolynn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Afraid and confused

Good Luck.
by wagolynn
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Afraid and confused

If I remember right, Nitrofurantoin made me feel a bit sick but it cleared up the infection.
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Afraid and confused

Try to look at this way, your life may take a change in direction but we are always open to the next surprise waiting around a corner, it is part of life. eGFR is notorious for being prone to error, it neds several results trending in the same direction to have any real meaning. Try not to worry, th...
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: New member introduction

Hi Tracieann, I usually think it through in this way - can I do/change anything by worrying? And of course the answer is no, so put it on the back burner until I have more facts. If you feel you must do something read the articles to found on this forums Home page https://www.kidneypatientguide.org....
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Big question
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Big question

Hi Horus,
eGFR is notorious for being inaccurate, Creatinine, to some extent, is dependant on how much exercise you had a a day or so ago.
The numbers don't look bad, and worry is not going to solve anything.

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Afraid and confused

Hi tracieann, I hope you told the Dr you changed your diet, doing things like that makes diagnosis much more difficult it is much better to only make changes you have discussed with the doctor. Generally speaking, in the UK diet will not make any significant difference to your kidneys, with the poss...
by wagolynn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: New member introduction

Hi Tracieann,
Look at it this way, any amount of worrying will not change anything...

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Mon May 31, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: I don’t know how to feel
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: I don’t know how to feel

Hi Nancy5312, If you have just been diagnosed with a kidney condition, it is normal to feel shocked and lost so you are not on your own. Have a look at the Home page of this website - https://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/ The articles on there should help you understand what is going on, and give y...
by wagolynn
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Pfizer 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Pfizer 2

I don't 'love' is the word......
by wagolynn
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Puzzling eGFR results
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Puzzling eGFR results

Hi Genevieve189,
Welcome to the forum.

eGFR is an estimate, and is notorious for its inaccuracy, it also sensitive to the amount you have eaten drunk that day.
It is best to consider trends rather than one reading on it's own.

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: suggestion... how about introducing ourselves??
Replies: 935
Views: 1978162

Re: suggestion... how about introducing ourselves??

Hi Linda68, Welcome to the forum. Dips in mood are common with kidney failure, along with weakening of muscles. I would think you are not far away from Dialysis, once your body adjusts to dialysis (1 to 2 months) you may well find an improvement in wellbeing. If you look on the KPG home page you wil...
by wagolynn
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: CKD - a book you found helpful?
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: CKD - a book you found helpful?

Hi Genvevieve189, Assuming you are in the UK, the only dietary changes is to reduce your salt intake, you have probably done this to reduce your blood pressure, otherwise shifting toward the 5-a-day diet (five portions of fruit or veg each day look it up on the internet) will help your general healt...