Kidney stones. Who's had 'em?

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  1. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:9

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    I didn't mention it in my earlier post but I have passed one at home through that strainer that my doc gave me. I wouldn't want to do it again either.
     
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    harold63 I'm not retired

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    I had one, years ago. About the size of a grain of sand. Excruciating pain. It felt like I was trying to pass a rusty Volkswagen. I haven’t had another one, hope you don’t either.
     
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    Piece of cake. Just be sure you have a strong bar to hold onto.
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  5. DaleGribble

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    I've had so many kidney stones that they no longer hurt (seriously). I passed one two weeks ago and had no flank or abdominal pain and the only thing that was abnormal was the two days of burning in my urethra. I wasn't sure what was going on until the stone actually came out.

    The good thing about them is that the pain of recurrent kidney stones changes you on a personal level. After you experience it so many times, your pain tolerance gets much better.
     
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    Exact same thing with me. When the doctor pulled the stint out a week after the procedure the pain was almost as bad as the stone but just lasted a few seconds.
     
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    KBKEITH Problem Solver Platinum Member

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    Me too, Steve. Here’s to hoping that it’s a deterrent. :cheers:
     
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    I've passed two kidney stones, the last one in 2012. Worst pain I've ever felt. I was lucky to have been able to pass them in a matter of hours each. The SIZE will depend on how long it takes you.
    Here's something that worked for me both times... nausea. Weird as it seems, throwing up helped me pass the stones. The first time, when I was throwing up, it created so much internal pressure (called 'val salva' pressure), that it forced the stone through. In fact, it was so profound when it happened, I literally felt the pressure in the kidney suddenly give way when I threw up. The very next time I urinated, the stone came through. I also had the mesh funnel to catch the stone and I took it to the Urogolist and it turned out to be what he called "the garden variety". Mostly happen due to not hydrating properly. Both stones that I passed were about 1mm in size. The pain was incredible. Keep hydrating. It's both bad and good... you need the hydration to help pass the stone out of the ureter and into the bladder, but at the same time, the reason for the pain is that the kidney is making the urine, but it's backing up, and each time the kidney flexes, that's when you feel that wave of pain and nausea wash through you.

    Good luck.
     
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  9. Joshhtn

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    I take an ounce of organic apple cider vinegar with a glass of water. It supposedly helps in the prevention of the stone. I don't know how true that is but so far no stones.
     
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    I've had a couple. Got one while sitting on the ****ter. I fell to the floor and laid there in the fetal position until the wife found me and made me go to the ER. They gave me a Oxy IV which was awesome....then prescribed 800mg of Ibuprofen and Oxy....I tried to suck it up and just use the Ibufprofen...then a half an oxy if it was just unbearable.....It takes about ten days to pass. When it finally showed up, it was about the size of a grain of sand. Who woulda thunk it.....
    Now, am I drinking the daily 2 to 3 gallons of water recommended by the kidney specialist? I did for a while....then back to the old habits. I'm probably due for another one.
     
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    My 2nd one messed up my urine flow for a couple of months. I think i passed it or it was moving and get stuck for those 2 months. Caused me to call off work at the last moment several times. Urgent painful feel to pee and nothing there. Pissing myself enough to soak my front undies and not knowing.

    First one I drove a distance to pick wife and kid up from airport. Went from feeling happy to see my family to feeling off and nausea on the ride back. Got home and had to lay down, didnt know what was happening, heart attack etc. Then my breathing went to panting and labored. Then the big pain came in the center of my back. By the time I got to the ER i could barely walk and though i was going to pass out.

    I always drank a pitcher or two of ice tea a day since i was kid. Finally gave it up for daily water and lost 20lbs. Still have tea now and then when we eat out.
     
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    I had one..... wanna see a picture?
     
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  14. Joshhtn

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    Hey, nothing can be worse than the pics Ramjet posted. :faint:
     
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    They are not as much fun as you would think.

    I am not someone you throws up. I go 10+ plus years without throwing up. It hurt so bad I threw up. Scared my wife so bad, she took me to the ER. Doctor said, yes it is a kidney stone, you will have to pass it. Pain meds, and Flomax. Eventually it passed. Given a choice, I would not go through it again.
     
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    Sorry buddy, just had to give you a little hard time. Yours will be as smooth as a pea.

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    This one hit me as I was heading to the jail to book someone. Had to complete the booking and paperwork then go back to our office and complete my arrest report and other reports for the day before being allowed to go. They told me I had a kidney stone. A couple days off i felt better and nothing was trapped in the strain. Another scan and they said they didn't see it anymore. Went back to work. Went to defensive tactics training (throwing eachother on the mats and ground fighting) and it hit me again. Had to finish work and go back. Another scan it was there again. A couple days later i passed this.

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  18. Joshhtn

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    O... M.... G.... :faint:

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    They told me they were going to slice my junk open and go up to get it if i didn't pass it. Told them F you, I'll die
     
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    If they told me they were gonna split my weenie, they’d die.