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I would like to hear from Celiacs with Chronic Kidney Disease. Recently there has been more research of a correlation between the two. I was recently diagnosed. I have been able to find a little information on a combined renal and gluten free diet. What I have not discovered yet is the comparison of gluten free flours and wheat flour in terms of phosphorus content levels. Here is a synopsis of my sudden diagnosis. I hope it helps someone else, as well as finding someone to support me. About a year ago the night sweats unrelated to menopause started, I began to notice an extremely dry mouth (worse than ever before) and as time went on I had a constant bad taste in my mouth. Additionally I noticed my blood pressure levels became erratic. I reported all of this to my three specialists and one primary doctor, the last of which was doing a CBC every three months. In September my primary care referred me to a nephrologist due to abnormal creatinine levels in my blood, although my urine had no negative test results. Days after I met the nephrologist he put me in the hospital with a diagnosis of Stage 5 (End Stage) Renal Failure. When I left a week later they had gotten it down to Stage 4. Since then I've had a kidney biopsy. My kidneys are permanently damaged due to scarring with 50% functioning. There is no known reason for this. Tests prior to January of 2013 showed no creatinine disfunction. My nephrologist told me there is growing research showing a correlation between Chronic Kidney Disease and Celiac Disease. Given my situation, I suggest you have your creatinine levels tested and GFR calculated. Request that you be followed carefully and frequently if your creatinine is lower than 95. 11 months ago mine was 90 and my physician did not note it until it dropped to 40. I don't know if he or I had known this sooner my kidney disease perhaps would not be at Stage 4 now. This means I must go on dialysis and will need a transplant eventually.
So I'm about 10 days into my 100% gluten free diet because of celiac disease and let me tell you, it has been interesting to say the least. About 2 days ago, day 8 I started having very vivid dreams. Mostly erotic dreams, go figure!! Haha. Anyway, I know that we all dream but it seems like my subconscious has taken a walk down the red light district. The last time that I can really remember dreaming like this was when I quit smoking 3 years ago. It seems like I have the ability to stop and start and control when and where my dreams take me. Strange right? It must be a byproduct of my new lifestyle changes. Also, my anxiety and irritability has subsided considerably. My memory is working better and my mood has elevated and is more stable and I find it easier by the day to be my old self of glass half full again. I guess that it really is true that you are what you eat. No explanation for the red light district thing though but who's really a victim here right? Has anyone else experienced these types of things? What seemed to be a real bummer 10 - 12 days ago, has really turned out to be a very good thing so far. I just thought that I would share this with all and get some feedback.