First of all, I am waiting for my doctor to contact me. But freaking out a little and trying to figure out what’s going on, and hoping to at least talk about this some and hopefully reassure myself. It’s really stressful.
Had elevated creatinine, so was recently referred to a nephrologist. Simultaneously dealing with low-normal T. Ran bloodwork, came back with bottom of range RBC, enlarged red blood cells, slightly elevated urea nitrogen, and low lymphocites. Creatinine continues to climb (now out of range) and as a result, GFR just went under 60. Looking at these numbers going back to 2014, they all started more within range, and have been creeping out slowly. Serum protein within range, same with everything else.
In our initial conversation, he mentioned that my weight gainer shake, which contains creatine, could be raising creatinine and causing that. My creatinine has been going up slowly for years but moreso with the addition of the creatine.
I’m waiting on my T levels to come back from another test I had recently, but I’m wondering if I’m overtraining, losing muscle mass, thus raising creatinine and causing mild anemia. I wouldn’t be surprised if my recent extreme tiredness at rest and at the gym, and apparent loss of muscle mass and weight are as a result of me “trying” TRT and maybe lowering my levels.
I’m 34, and really hoping my kidneys aren’t showing signs of going here. Thoughts?