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    JanelleJanaki posted:
    I was diagnosed with IgA at 35 with 36% function. After 9 years, my GFR is 21%. It had dropped to 14% before but managed to stabilise at 20%. I am feeling tired and sleepy all the time the past one week. Why do I suffer from such so suddenly? My condition is worsening? Is someone in my same situation? What can be done to get rid of this fatigue? I am a divorcee and I need to work to support myself. Can somebody share please?

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    john-skpt responded:
    It's somewhat unusual to see such a sudden shift in GFR, unless it is because some factor is causing inaccurate test results, things like dehydration, changes in medication, changes in blood pressure or blood volume.

    I'd report the symptoms to your physician (hopefully a nephrologist) and maybe get the levels retested when you are certain that you are properly hydrated.

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