I was basically diagnosed with this disease and told to go home, there was nothing that could be done about it. I've been reading that I should be watching my diet (limit protein, salt), avoid caffeine, avoid NSAIDS, etc. I am on hydrochlorothiazide for water retention and that's it. I had been taking Wellbutrin for depression, but promptly stopped when diagnosed because I didn't want to overload my already damaged kidneys. I feel like I've been given this scary diagnosis, have a million questions and no one who can answer them. For example, my blood pressure at last visit was 153/80 - is there some kind of SAFE medication I can take to lower my blood pressure that won't further harm my kidneys? Can I take Wellbutrin, or will that harm my kidneys? Other than limiting protein and salt (I'm already at a healthy weight) what other dietary changes should I make? Can I never drink coffee or tea again (even decaf)? I feel alone and very scared.