My husband is currently being tested for bipolarism. Both his mother and sister have the disease. My question is, are there any known relations between the two. I have read that some of the medications to treat bipolar people, has a risk of causing stones. Well currently he isn't taking any med's for this, as he hasn't officially been diagnosed. But, my understanding is that bipolarism is linked to calcification of cells.
My husband passes kidney stones constantly and apparently has 3 distinct problems; too little citrate (which is a stone inhibiter), too much uric acid and too much calcium in his urine. He is currently taking tons of medication to try to normalize the chemical composition of his urine. This includes:
Urocrit-k - 1080 MG 4 times a day (this is potassium citrate)
Allpurinol - 1 time a day - This is actually a gout medication, this is an effort to control the uric acid in his urine
hydroc**** (can't remember the exact name) - 1 time a day but its a dieretic that is also something that helps calcium not bond together.
Magnesium - 400 mg a day
He also takes flomax when a stone is there, to help pass it. He basically lives on lortab or tylox when he has stone. He is only 26 years old and has been averaging 2 surgeries a year since the age of 18 for kidney stones. Doctors have recently told him to cut out all red meat, eat low oxlate foods, and go on a low sodium diet. Besides the surgeries he passes stones or sand on a constant basis, I would say at least a small stone or sediment a month. It's crazy. We can't seem to find anyone that has a name for his problem, as they say each problem is unique. I feel they are treating a symptom which is stones but the root cause is something else which is metabolic or something.
With what I am reading about bipolar is it also related to calcium.. seems related to me. Anyone have any info?