I will definitely try the ginger. I live in a small town and have to rely on Mississauga Dr's to make specialist appointments and my dr. decided it best to stick with the one who does my colonoscopies. He advised that if I didn't wait for him and used a different gastro guy then my guy would kick me out of his patient list.
The pain is almost unbearable at times and so far nothing takes that away. The pain, if I had to put it on a scale today would be about 9 out of 10 and now my right kidney has just ached all night long. A,Amazingly enough, I'm not so nauseous ... maybe that's because the pain is taking all my concentration.
I am the exact same when it comes to having something new pop up everytime I get over something else. I've wondered about my immune system, but no dr. seems to be worried about it. This has now affected every part of my life ... my time with the kids, their sports, my work ... I really need someone to get it under control.
Very painful start to the day and hoping it won't be that way all day.
Thanks again for the tip. I'll look into it today if our health food store is open, if not, I'll get the capsules tomorrow. You never know in small towns what's going to be open or what isn't.
Hi Tummyblogger. Believe it or not, my right kidney (which is the one that is aching like crazy), is smaller than the left which is normal size. It has been since I was very young, they're not sure if it was a birth defect or due to the incapacity to function properly the infections caused it to stop growing properly.
I have decided to call the urologist tomorrow (I had just faxed through the x-ray and ultrasound results to him as five kidney stones - the words for where these stones are make no sense to me - showed up). Now with this pain, I'm wondering if these stones are passing at a very slow rate causing all this pain down in the lower abdomen. I'm no doctor, so I don't want to make any assumptions.
Hopefully, he'll be able to see me quickly to find out if there's anything to be concerned about on his part. We just went through deciding not to remove the kidney unless infections started up frequently again.
I sure hope to be getting an answer on this soon. Very confused about who to go to and who to trust ... homeopath, family doctor (who is doing nothing), urologist ... it's very confusing to me. Wish I was more medically inclined.
Anyway, thanks for the "warning". I appreciate it.