Hi I’m new here,

I am 46. I have a GFR of 18 I’m just wondering how someone should be feeling day to day with a GFR of that number and is it normal to continue working at this point? I am not working at the moment. I am just exhausted all the time and am not really that alert. I’m feeling like a lazy bum all the time.
I’ve never been given any idea what is the norm is at this stage.

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Comment by Roy McBeth on December 6, 2017 at 15:01

Hi there:) Agree with Kim...individual for everyone.  I was still attempting to do off road triathlons at 18% and although was very fatigued was still working and remained working full time up until the week prior to transplant at 6% function.  That being said I did start some eprex (epo) injections at about 18% which helped with the energy. Now 3 yrs post transplant and doing great.  If you haven't already...start reaching out and letting those that know you and love you that you will need a  donor!  It was hard but the best thing I ever did as I received a living donor kidney before needing dialysis:)

Comment by Kim Edwards on November 13, 2017 at 18:16
Hi! I think it’s different for everyone. I am 43 years old and at 12% and still working but definitely needing to have a shortened work week. I feel the foggy brain for sure, especially when I don’t have a good sleep. Talk with your nephrologist about all your levels. I think part of my fatigue and dizziness was from being anemic but I feel a bit better after getting EPO injections.



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