I haven't posted in a long time but thought I might be of some help to you if you haven't already gone for your scope. I had 12 of them this past year as well as surgeries to repair my ureter tube three times, a deformed tube in my kidney and stents placed for 10 months. The scopes themselves aren't bad depending on your pain level; I have a very high pain tolerance so they didn't really bother me. The worse thing of all is the bladder spasms, they can be extremely uncomfortable following the scope for a few days so ask for something for spasms just in case. Not everyone gets them, but if you do, you will definitely want meds! As Laurie said you may have to "shop around" for a good urologist, I'm on my 7th and have finally found a fantastic one! You should be treated as a person with unique needs. My dr and I only communicate through cell phone and he has gone above and beyond to help me through all of my kidney issues.
I wish you the very best and hope you get everything figured out.
I suffer from migraines and chronic kidney stones and usually have to have them surgically removed and stents placed. Last year I had to have stents in for 10 months. Normally urologists don't put you on meds unless you have abnormal tests results and/or chronic stones. I also take topamax as well as 2 other meds every day for migraines. My urologist never suggested the topamax use as a cause for my stones although I have read it in the drug warnings. I was put on Urocit K in Sept. then changed to Polycytra K (same thing just in liquid form) by my urologist and am closely monitored by a nephrologist. So far I haven't had any stones:) but I continue to have extremely low potassium levels. Urologists want what is best for their patients and do NOT want them to suffer. I would talk to your urologist before starting any med for the kidney as urocit K can be hard to take (on the stomach)and you have to have blood levels taken.
Hope this helps,