Hi all -
Goodness, when it rains it pours. My rheumy’s nurse just called me with lab results that I had done during my last infusion and my GFR has lowered quite a bit. I’ve always been in the low 70s but suddenly I’m 59-60. Don’t know how that happened. They asked if I was taking any NSAIDs which I’m not. That’s like taking candy or placebo for my RA.
I’m wondering if this due to me not taking anything for my diabetes. I told the nurse and she said she would relay it to my rheumy’s PA/PN. My cardiologist also wanted a copy of the lab results, because I’ve had a couple of palpitations and told him during my checkup but the EKG was o.k. He’s just worried that the RA may affect my heart. Which it could my kidneys too.
I still can’t find a viable Internist near me. I may just have to go back to the clinic that my PCP retired from…it’s a little less than 16 miles from my house. I don’t trust my PCP to oversee my diabetes because she did full panel blood work in July and said everything was o.k. including my kidneys and now in August my rheumy says otherwise? That’s just strange.