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Anyone ever have a Kidney Stone?
VANITY | 05/15/2011 | NEVERBLUFFER

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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1 posted on 05/15/2011 3:31:07 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

spiel check is yur frind.


2 posted on 05/15/2011 3:33:42 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

I think if you’ve ever had a kidney stone you would forgive a few typos....


3 posted on 05/15/2011 3:34:29 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: neverbluffer

Only two hours? Thank your lucky stars!


4 posted on 05/15/2011 3:35:04 PM PDT by Lil'freeper ("I may be good, but when I'm bad I'm even better!")
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To: neverbluffer

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.


5 posted on 05/15/2011 3:35:08 PM PDT by albie
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To: neverbluffer

If you think that was painful, wait till you pass it.


6 posted on 05/15/2011 3:35:29 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: neverbluffer

No, but I stuned my beeber on the way to see Hugh. It was quite series....


7 posted on 05/15/2011 3:35:56 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Destroyers and usurpers! Curse them!!)
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To: neverbluffer

had the0 ten years ag6..


8 posted on 05/15/2011 3:37:28 PM PDT by brivette
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To: neverbluffer

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...


9 posted on 05/15/2011 3:37:48 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: neverbluffer

take magnesium; it will dissolve them


10 posted on 05/15/2011 3:37:54 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: neverbluffer

Perhaps some levity might help.

Red Neck Dictionary (Foxworthy)
Wisdom: My brother had two kidney stones, but he wisdom both out.


11 posted on 05/15/2011 3:38:02 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: neverbluffer

been there

done that

won’t go back again

every twitch you have for your entire life will make you go.....WTF in fear....


12 posted on 05/15/2011 3:38:17 PM PDT by panzerkamphwageneinz (HALLELUJAH)
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To: neverbluffer

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.


13 posted on 05/15/2011 3:39:06 PM PDT by lurk
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To: neverbluffer

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


14 posted on 05/15/2011 3:39:18 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: neverbluffer

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.


15 posted on 05/15/2011 3:40:06 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: neverbluffer
I have had kidney stones. It's absolutely the worst pain in the world! Worse than labor, very similar, though. The good thing about a kidney stone is that they can give you morphine in the hospital and the pain disappears. Two hours is not bad. I've gone days. Couldn't work when I passed the last one. When I finally passed it, back in the ER because I had so much blood, the doc said it was the biggest stone he'd ever seen.

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!

16 posted on 05/15/2011 3:40:35 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: neverbluffer; Lady Jag

You need to connect with ladyjag. If I remember correctly she went through absolute hell with kidney stones.


17 posted on 05/15/2011 3:41:24 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: albie

magnesium makes calcium dissolve. Don’t give up calcium; just take more mag. at least 800 mg/day but not in oxide form.


18 posted on 05/15/2011 3:41:26 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: neverbluffer
I sympathize, Not Fun.

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.

19 posted on 05/15/2011 3:42:29 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (0bama, proof we can no longer underestimate the stupidity of the voters.)
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To: neverbluffer

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.


20 posted on 05/15/2011 3:43:19 PM PDT by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: FrdmLvr

Thank you, I am so glad it was a quick one and a small one. I will never forget this experience...


21 posted on 05/15/2011 3:43:57 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

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.


22 posted on 05/15/2011 3:45:06 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: neverbluffer

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.


23 posted on 05/15/2011 3:45:54 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: saganite

If you had ever posted a thread you would know that the FR spiel check does not work when posting.


24 posted on 05/15/2011 3:46:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: albie
I used to drink a gallon of milk a day. Haven’t touched it for 22 years.

Is there a ten-step program for that? Do you have to make amends to the cows? :)

25 posted on 05/15/2011 3:49:19 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Note to Obama: The only time you actually are the smartest person in the room is when you are alone.)
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To: neverbluffer

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?


26 posted on 05/15/2011 3:49:34 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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To: neverbluffer

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


27 posted on 05/15/2011 3:49:36 PM PDT by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: Lady Jag

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..


28 posted on 05/15/2011 3:51:13 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: onyx; neverbluffer

29 posted on 05/15/2011 3:51:13 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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To: neverbluffer
I had kidney stones.... The worst pain ever! I passed out on one stone a few years ago. My Doctor told me to drink one BEER a day and that will help flush out the stones. Haven't had a stone since.baby 1
30 posted on 05/15/2011 3:52:27 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: 50mm

That is what happened...I will keep the prescription of Lortab on hand for the future...


31 posted on 05/15/2011 3:52:34 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

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.


32 posted on 05/15/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT by corkoman (Steadfast and Loyal)
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To: baddog 219

They mentioned the Beer to me also...


33 posted on 05/15/2011 3:53:19 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

Drink tons of water it will ease the problem and help you pass it. How do you feel now?


34 posted on 05/15/2011 3:53:33 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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To: neverbluffer
I've been pleasured with several (about 20) in my life. One large one took almost three weeks to pass. I was in so much pain I vomited several times within that time span. Nowadays the smaller ones just pass with little or no pain.

Haven't had any to speak of since I quit drinking 6 or so diet cokes a day.

35 posted on 05/15/2011 3:54:30 PM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: Yorlik803

I drink 2 pots of coffee per day, I think I am going to cut down now..


36 posted on 05/15/2011 3:54:47 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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37 posted on 05/15/2011 3:56:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: albie

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.


38 posted on 05/15/2011 3:56:20 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: neverbluffer

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!


39 posted on 05/15/2011 3:57:00 PM PDT by devistate one four (United states code 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: KYGrandma

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.


40 posted on 05/15/2011 3:57:38 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: neverbluffer

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).


41 posted on 05/15/2011 3:57:48 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: panzerkamphwageneinz
DITTOS AND AMEN...
The last time was SOOO f-ing bad that I had to lay in a tub of HOT WATER to relieve the pain BEFORE going to the hospital.
42 posted on 05/15/2011 3:57:54 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: neverbluffer

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.


43 posted on 05/15/2011 3:59:27 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: neverbluffer

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!


44 posted on 05/15/2011 3:59:40 PM PDT by coldtexan (30 below keeps the RIF RAF out)
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To: spacejunkie01
take magnesium; it will dissolve them ... magnesium makes calcium dissolve. Don’t give up calcium; just take more mag. at least 800 mg/day but not in oxide form.

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!

45 posted on 05/15/2011 3:59:56 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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46 posted on 05/15/2011 4:00:28 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: neverbluffer

I’ve had gall stones, nasty too. IF you supplement calcium, you MUST take magnesium otherwise it will give you kidney stones.


47 posted on 05/15/2011 4:02:10 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: neverbluffer

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.


48 posted on 05/15/2011 4:02:34 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: neverbluffer

Never!

I drink too much beer for that to happen.


49 posted on 05/15/2011 4:02:34 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Wise To The Lies!)
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To: neverbluffer

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.


50 posted on 05/15/2011 4:04:15 PM PDT by TStro
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