Discussion in 'Prayer Requests and Praise' started by TrustGzus, Oct 18, 2017.
Possibly. But I actually have a timer to remind me. If not, I'll forget to drink
Aaron, thank you kindly for the suggestion. I’m sorry that my reply was snarky. Thanks for your expression of care in bringing the suggestion up to me.
3L!!!!!! I’d be peeing all day long. Probably a lot easier to do in Miami than Illinois.
It’s all good. Your reply, honestly, didn’t come across as “snarky” to me. Just “matter-of-fact.” Yeah, 3 liters of water is A LOT to drink.
What I find shocking is you Americans know what a litre is.
It's a heavy quart, right?
Well, I have a 1.5 liter bottle with me here at work, so that's how I know how much I drink. I fill it up twice.
A liter is 33.8 Oz.
I also have to discipline myself to drink water, especially if carbs are cut lower that day.
I do also need to work on my water intake. I'm pretty sure I don't drink enough.
That's why I use a timer. If not, I'll forget.
I know because my Mt. Dew comes i 2 liter bottles.
I’ve been diagnosed with IgA nephropathy.
From Mayo Clinic’s website....
IgA nephropathy (nuh-FROP-uh-thee), also known as Berger's disease, is a kidney disease that occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin A (IgA) lodges in your kidneys. This results in local inflammation that, over time, may hamper your kidneys' ability to filter wastes from your blood.
IgA nephropathy usually progresses slowly over many years, but the course of the disease in each person is uncertain. Some people leak blood in their urine without developing problems, some eventually achieve complete remission, and others develop end-stage kidney failure.
No cure exists for IgA nephropathy, but certain medications can slow its course. Keeping your blood pressure under control and reducing your cholesterol levels also slow disease progression.
End Mayo Clinic quote.
So when my blood pressure sky rocketed 4-1/2 years ago. I’m guessing this was the cause.
The first medication the doctor put me on was metoprolol tartrate. It didn’t get my blood pressure low enough. She added lisinopril. Then my BP was good.
My nephrologist had me drop metoprolol tartrate two weeks ago. My BP remains good.
Lisinopril is the main medication for IgA nephropathy. So when I got high BP, it was probably my kidney going bad. She put me on a BP medication that is the primary med for my kidney condition while not knowing about the kidney issue.
My case is mild. I’ve had lisinopril stabilizing my kidney for 4 years keeping it where it’s at. My kidney doctor is adding a fish oil prescription and I’ll have to continue to see her a couple times a year probably for the rest of my life. But nothing more aggressive is needed. She said there’s no need to even think of words like dialysis.
God has been gracious to me and worked wonderfully in his providence over the last few years in ways I had no clue.
Glad to hear it's manageable.
Well, encouraging diagnosis - that's great, Praise The Lord!
Well, that sucks that you have kidney disease, BUT I’m glad to hear it’s mild, manageable, and the doctors don’t believe you’ll have to worry about dialysis.
prayers to you!
The great part is I have an answer and I was able to eliminate a medication (metoprolol tartrate). Eliminating meds is always a blessing.
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