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I have Kidney Stones.

Discussion in 'Fitness, Health & Nutrition' started by Newklear, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. So I had terrible pains every day that would last about an hour or so, and yesterday I gave in and went to the hospital. They found kidney stones after they ran a CAT scan, and did some x-rays.

    Now here is the part where I'm confused... The nurse told me I have multiple small kidney stones that are in my kidneys. But the focus of my pain was on a certain 2mm one. What I worry about is if the other stones are still in my kidneys, am I going to have to endure the pain of passing kidney stones into my bladder every single day until they all pass?

    I'm not an expert on this as it is my first time with kidney stones. Let me tell you though, they are horrible. Renal Colic, or the process of passing stones into your bladder is the fucking worst pain you could imagine.

    I have found that weed helps the pain. I've been taking a hit or two of bud every 15 or so minutes, and although I haven't experienced the stabbing pains as of yet today, the bud has helped overall.

    anybody else have stories of kidney stones and whatnot that would help me not feel so alone?

    Edit: I don't know if I'm in the right section. If a mod wants to move this to a better fit part of GC for this topic, feel free.
     
  2. Try this...:smoke:
     
  3. It's worth a try.

    If I get it today, you know where I'll be. In that refrigerator pouring me a nice glass of olive oil/lemon juice! And then chugging a glass of water!
     
  4. Unfortunately, I don't think there's any truth to that drink helping - I guess the idea is the acidity of the lemon will help dissolve the stones, but everything's gone through the GI tract and been neutralized by then - our super acidic stomachs don't cause us to have low ph urine.

    The ones in your kidney may stay there for a long time, maybe forever and cause you no pain or they could start moving into your ureters soon - there's really not a way to know. Have they considered lithotripsy for your stones? Are they too small for that to be beneficial? Did they give you any pain killers/flomax/other drugs to help you deal with the pain and to pass them?
     
  5. Because you've never heard of it or why do you think it won't work? You got Google? You will find much in the way of truth, try it.:D


    Kidney stones are gravel-like pieces that form in the kidneys from excess calcium deposits. They cause pain, tenderness in the back and blood in the urine as the stones make their way from the kidneys to the urethra for passage. In some cases, kidney stones have to be surgically removed, but most kidney stone cases are resolved naturally. Drinking lemon juice and olive oil may help relieve pain and make passage of the kidney stones smoother than using no treatment at all.


    Read more: How To Use Olive Oil And Lemon Juice For Kidney Stones | LIVESTRONG.COM
     
  6. I'm not saying it couldn't work, but the logic behind it is pretty absent/suspect. First of all, there's two major types of kidney stones, and they are quite different - I'm not sure how anyone could be confident that this would act on two different compounds and yield similar results. I shadow a urologist once a week, and have heart many different home remedies thrown out there - cider vinegar being the most common. He routinely informs them (and he could be wrong of course) that they're not doing any harm to themselves by trying these methods, but that there's not documented evidence that they work.

    Also, I'm not sure how reliable the Alternative Health Gazette and the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing are, which are the two and only sources cited for this "cure"
     
  7. There is documented evidence, just not approved by the FDA. :rolleyes: Wonder why?

    Here are some reader feedback comments...:smoke:


    Dissolve Kidney Stones
     
  8. Hell, it's just olive oil and lemon juice, it's worth a try even if it doesn't work. Maybe it'll have a placebo effect. :p

    I hope you feel better soon, Newklear.
     
  9. So I didn't get the crazy WTF pains today, however I still tried the 2oz. of lemon juice mixed with 2 oz. of olive oil.

    I passed something into the strainer just like half an hour ago that looks honestly nothing like a kidney stone. It is roughly 2mm in width like they said it would be at the hospital, but it looks pretty much like a straight 2mm brown line of hard-ish dirt. It isn't round or very much like a stone at all, just a 2mm line of what looks like dirt. I almost think it is dirt, but the idea of dirt getting into my strainer while I'm pissing without me noticing it sounds pretty unlikely.

    :confused:
     
  10. I just found out about the stones two nights ago at the hospital, and what they told me was very vague. They just said I have multiple stones and scheduled me a meeting with a urologist in about a week. I have no idea what the urologist is going to tell me, so maybe they'll recommend some kind of procedure to get the stones out if they're big, I sure fucking hope not. They gave me flomax and naproxen.
     


  11. It's not dirt, man. You have kidney stones, you pissed out something.

    Show it to your doctor, proudly. Make him touch it and be like "HAHA, YOU TOUCHED MY PEE!"

    Because maturity is boring. :D
     
  12. I feel sorry for your dick hole, man. Respect......
     
  13. Keep this up and they'll likely be gone by the time you go in to see them, sounds like it worked, cool.:D:smoke:
     
  14. People pass kidney stones and don't even realize it. They should've gave you pain killers, antibiotics and something to catch the stone with so you can have it analyzed by a specialist. The specialist will tell you what type of stone it was and what foods and drinks to have less of to avoid it from happening again. Kidney stones are dangerous, my friend had a huge stone and she felt like she had the flu, no kidney pain. Her friend found her half dead. So it's important that you be conscious of what you're eating and drinking for awhile. Drink a lot of water and if the pain happens again randomly but it's no to bad, don't immediately freak out just drink a ton of water to keep your kidneys hydrated and the pain will pass. If it doesn't pass see your specialist again, you could have another big stone.

    No, they're not going to have to open you up to get the kidney stones out. They are small enough to pass. Just stick to a low sodium and low calcium diet and like I said, drink a ton of water.
     
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