Skip to comments.Anyone ever have a Kidney Stone?
Posted on 05/15/2011 3:30:58 PM PDT by neverbluffer
Anyone ever have a Kidney Stone? I had this excrutiating pain in my side/back area and drove myself to the hospital.
Worst pain I ever experienced. I was like a baby screaming and crying in the hospital. Turns out, it was a kidney stone but the pain came and went in less than 2 hours.
The nurse said it is sometimes worse than giving birth to a child...
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I think if you’ve ever had a kidney stone you would forgive a few typos....
Only two hours? Thank your lucky stars!
I had kidney stones 22 years ago. Doctor said it was calcium build up. I used to drink a gallon of milk a day. Haven’t touched it for 22 years. I’ll never forget the pain.
If you think that was painful, wait till you pass it.
No, but I stuned my beeber on the way to see Hugh. It was quite series....
had the0 ten years ag6..
Three. The first dissolved on its own with an IV. The second passed after about a day. The third didn’t go away after a week (on painkillers), so they removed it.
Tests showed no good reason for formation, so all they could tell me was to drink a LOT of fluids. It has now been over 20 years, but I get tired of knowing where every restroom is within 20 miles...
take magnesium; it will dissolve them
Perhaps some levity might help.
Red Neck Dictionary (Foxworthy)
Wisdom: My brother had two kidney stones, but he wisdom both out.
won’t go back again
every twitch you have for your entire life will make you go.....WTF in fear....
The wife had a stone lodged 1/2 way down her ureter for 2 years before they could find it and pull it out. The immense pain came and went, and it drained our energy and our savings.
We acquired a more realistic view of the health care industry and their limitations.
Today they use laser if you cannot pass them, it is a pretty pain less procedure. The pain prior to it is horrible, sorry, but it is as bad as delivering a baby! lol
Kidney stones, Gallstones and Pancreatic stones. I’m a walking gravel pit. None are good, but kidney stones are the top daddy-rabbit of pain.
I do have more in both kidneys. Best advice, drink lots of water and lemonade or water with lemon juice in it. The lemon breaks up the stones, and the water keeps the stones from forming, I guess.
I hope they are having the stone analyzed to tell you what kind you are forming, then avoid those foods. I was told if you get a kidney stone, you are prone to form more. Just what you want to hear!
I'm glad you're better!
You need to connect with ladyjag. If I remember correctly she went through absolute hell with kidney stones.
magnesium makes calcium dissolve. Don’t give up calcium; just take more mag. at least 800 mg/day but not in oxide form.
I once had one that put me in the hospital because it ruptured a blood vessel in my kidney and caused an infection.
Another time one woke me up early in the morning. I started driving to the hospital in agony. Half way there it dislodged and the pain stopped. Turned around, went back home and passed it a couple of days later. That was an unusual sensation.
Oh yeah. It sucked. The pain was excruciating.
I cant remember how big it was, but it was relatively small. When I was at the urologist afterward, the nurse told me there was a guy in there with one 3 times the size, and I think she used the word “spikes” . Wow.
Thank you, I am so glad it was a quick one and a small one. I will never forget this experience...
No, but I am fighting a kidney infection. The pain has been awful, and haven’t been able to keep anything down. As soon as I get back home, I’m to be checked for stones. I’ve heard it is as bad as childbirth, but I had c-sections so I can’t equate that.
I get these buggers and they are no fun.
The first one was the size of a adult thumbnail and they had to go up and get it. The pain was unbearable and I was in the hospital for a week. I had sweated so much because of the pain they had a IV in me for 3 days.
Good luck..stay away from soft drinks with caffine and drink lots of water.
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Is there a ten-step program for that? Do you have to make amends to the cows? :)
Did you pass it or did the pain recede?
I’ve had hundreds of stones over a few decades.
Did your dr. say this was an anomaly for you?
Four-time kidney stone passer. I’ve also had second degree burns over 10% of my body. The stones are a close second in pain.
I keep major narcotic painkillers in my home arsenal (legal oxycontin prescription). Kidney stones tend to recur and sitting in the emergency room in agony while the staff try to figure out what’s wrong sucks. They won’t give you painkillers before they diagnose and I’ve passed stones twice while waiting. I take a couple of oxycontin *before* I leave for the hospital now. YMMV
Pain went away rather quickly. Had a CT scan and they said it passed the tube by the kidney...
Might experience discomfort in other area before it is over they said..
That is what happened...I will keep the prescription of Lortab on hand for the future...
Yup - you can have all of mine. Im just a stone factory. My favorite position is hugging the toilet like I had too much tequila. I always end up asking for God to take me now.
They mentioned the Beer to me also...
Drink tons of water it will ease the problem and help you pass it. How do you feel now?
Haven't had any to speak of since I quit drinking 6 or so diet cokes a day.
I drink 2 pots of coffee per day, I think I am going to cut down now..
I could have written your reply only mine was in 1955. I was restricted to one glass of milk a day. I do not want to go through that again.
Water, water, water.
Keep those kidneys wet!
They tried to get one out of me, up thru the you know what.
Couldn’t find it so the doc puts in a stint. Fail!
when they took out the stint, I was wide awake, don’t go there!
After straining my urine for over a year it came out, HUGH!
I’ve had a couple of kidney infections and wow yes, they are painful. I’m sure not nearly as bad as stones, but it’s amazing how bad they can make you feel. After the first one I learned not to put off going to the doc when I think I’m getting one.
Yup, had one for the past month or so until it passed last night. Bizarre ailment: intermittent bouts of excruciating pain amid otherwise seemingly perfect health.
Actually, when I was in pain, I had the feeling I must have lucked out given how bad the descriptions of renal colic (the technical name for the pain) are, though now, in retrospect, I can’t recall ever having had worse pain from any cause.
For the pain, besides strong pain-killers, heat is beneficial (or so I found, in agreement with some online sources).
I have had at least a dozen of them.
I have found a few interesting things about them. First, the SouthEast U.S. is the kidney stone belt but they still do not know exactly wy.
The last one I had, they did the MRI and the doctor said I had one in my left kidney which was so large it will not move. The ones hurting and they kept doing so for 9 days, were three tiny ones, about the size of a grain of sand each.
The only really large one I have had actually did not hurt as much as some of the smaller ones. It did pass into my bladder and kept irritating me for over a month before I fianlly passed it. It did not hurt at all when I passed it but I did notice it. I actually saw it hit the grass as I was urinating outside in a pasture.
I picked it up and later washed it (and my hands) off carefully and looked it over. It was about the size and shape of the fingernail of my pinky. It had one side which was very jagged while the other was smooth and had several tiny BB like impressions which I assume came from the kidney.
When a really bad one hits you, you will double over then fairly soon throw up. This keeps happening until it passes, usually within a few hours but like I said, one lasted off and on for 9 days.
The pain medication only helps a little bit when it really hurts.
I offered mine (after it “passed”) to the CIA. I figure they can inject that baby into a BG and he will tell them anything they want to know!
I'll second this. In addition, take a B-complex with the magnesium, B6 especially is necessary to enable the calcium to be dissolved efficiently.
Also, try to de-acidify your meals - eat alkaline!
I’ve had gall stones, nasty too. IF you supplement calcium, you MUST take magnesium otherwise it will give you kidney stones.
Try having a kidney stone on a mountain peak at 13000 feet.
The thing is that it gets easier with each successive stone.
Wait until you pop 30 or more - then it hardly phases you.
I drink too much beer for that to happen.
Three years ago they found a 7mm kidney stone during a sonogram for another condition, but it wasn’t bothering me. Three months ago I broke my femur while skiing, and they found prostatic calcifications during the CT scan. I started taking magnesium several weeks ago for that. My kidney stone really started hurting 3 days ago, breaking up from the magnesium. Almost as bad as the broken leg. Make sure to take zinc/magnesium. I got a copy of the CT scan on disk. You can see all of the calcifications very clearly.