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   Posted 12/24/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have kidney stones and found out today. I think that is part of why I have been extra cranky (sorry everyone) for the past few days. It is late and I don't know what to do about the pain. The three 5mg oxycodones I get a day do nothing to take away the pain.
Grrr...happy freaking christmas to me

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   Posted 12/24/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ekkorose,

So sorry to hear about your increase pain & diagnosis! How rotten to learn about it on Christmas Eve! I've never had kidney stones, but I hear that they are very painful (which it sounds like you know all too well). Did the doctors say whether they thought that they would pass or you would have to have surgery? Could you call your pain doctor (after Christmas, unfortunately) and ask if you could take some more meds temporarily while you deal with the stones? Or maybe your pain doctor has someone on call that you could get ahold of? What poor timing sad.

The only thing I can suggest is to take it easy. Take a hot bath, use a heating pad & just try to ride it out. I wish I had something more to offer! If you do have to pass the stones, then maybe try to eat & drink acidifying foods. That might help to break down the stones a little. Just a thought. I don't know if that would work, but I have a cat who had stones (although they were in his urethra, not kidney) & even though he had to have surgery & everything, he has a very high risk of having them again, so the vet put him on an acidic diet which will help to prevent the formation of stones and break down any which do form.

I hope you start feeling better soon & find a way to have a very Merry Christmas, despite your increased pain. Sending you warm thoughts & prayers.


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   Posted 12/26/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are feeling poorly- I have had them once and they are no fun. Skeye has some great suggestions, I passed mine on my own by pretty much living in a hot bath..... Do you know if they will pass or do they want you to have them blasted? Poor thing and at Christmastime with all the food.... Did they put you on a diet? I hope you feel better soon.....
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   Posted 12/26/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Ekkorose, I am very sorry to hear that. I have had over a hundred of them and they are miserable. I have been lucky to pass a few at home with no intervention, but usually end up in the ER and or admitted. Drink as much as you can tolerate to help pass them along.  If you cannot drink and you are in a great deal of pain, you should probably go to the ER and get an IV so they can flush your system.  I've had so many I just go in to the ER and tell them what IV, meds, etc. as I've been through it so much!! smilewinkgrin   Skeye is right about the heating pad or at least something warm. Once when I was admitted and having a rough time of it, they gave me some kind of heat bags. If I wanted to use it I would ring it like a towel and that activated it and it would get hot for a few hours.  I loved them. In fact I used so many they ran out. I was in that time with 14 stones between the 2 kidneys and it was BAD! But the heat on my flank really helped. 

When I get them at home, I use the pain meds I have for PM and then if they don't work or I end up on the floor writhing in pain, it's time to go to the ER. They are pretty good about pain control and kideny stones so go if you must.

I hope you pass them soon!!


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