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I have had a loss of appetite for about a month and don't

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Hi, I have had a loss of appetite for about a month and don't drink as much liquid. During the month I had divertiulitis and took flagyl and cipro. I also have cdk3. I've lost about 4 pounds during this time.
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: Usually I feel fine. I excercise regularly and have a lot of energy. I'm almost 70 and wear kids out. I know my creatine went up while on cipro some, about 2.3. It usually hovers around 2. I had a blood test two weeeks ago
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: What is time sensative?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've had diverticulitis off and on for years. I've had pancreatitis twice, most recent two years ago
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you need to drink more fluids. this is to help your creatinine levels come down and flush your kidneys

if you don't drink liquids, dehydration will cause your kidneys to worsen over time.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That's it? What is causing my loss of appetite>
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Never mind. I'm sorry this service isn't working for me. How do I get refund?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

as we get older, many people can have loss of appetite.

we don't need to eat as many calories when we are older as we did when we were younger.