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Hurt isn't the word for it!!! Ask any woman that has gone through childbirth and also had kidney stones, she'll tell ya she'd rather have the kids cuz passing a stone is worse and I have to agree, it's the kinda pain that makes ya wanta die as a way out....I spent a week in the hospital in '84 passing a stone, they had me on 15mg morophine every 3 hrs, I was barely conscious and the only way I could handle it....after it passed, I spent the rest of the week passing all the blood clots that the stone had caused and that was no fun, either.

The remedies for ridding yourself of a stone only work to prevent stones, or dissolve them while in the kidney where they only cause mild back pain, once they're start moving out of the kidney, the only way to get rid of em is to pass it, the journey from the kidney to the bladder is the painful part, the rest of the journey is just uncomfortable and somewhat of a relief.

Another way for the Doc to get rid of em while they're still in the kidney is called lithotripsy where they blast em with sound waves, doesn't hurt cuz they put you out, but the after affects are ugly, your urine looks like burgandy wine for 2-3 days!! After my last treatment in 2001, I had one stone left cuz the Doc said my stones are the hardest he'd ever attacked, were like concrete! I passed that stone on my last day of work before retirement in Oct '02, went home to some Vicodin or Percocet, don't remember which, passed the stone after an hour or so and was back to the office in time for my retirement party!!!! What a day!!



Lik2hunt, our prayers are with ya old buddy!! :wink:

Tim
 

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I suppose he's just saying it hasn't passed so he can stay in the hospital having all those purty nurses waiting hand and foot on him!!! :-D :-D :-D Tell him we're onto him, Digger!!!

Tim :wink:


Hope ya get well soon, Lik2hunt, we all miss you here on the forum. :D
 

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Lik2hunt, glad ta see your smiling face again(cyberly!)!!! I've been taking allopurinol for many years and will for the rest of my life to keep me rid of those nasty stones. Your eurologist should fix you up good with whatever you need to keep you stone free, be it diet, meds or a combination and by drinking lots of water to prevent the conditions that promote them to form. :wink:

Tim
 
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