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   Posted 8/24/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
     Ok, Gang, this Anti-spam filter is killing a lot of my replies. Is there a solution?
   Regards my one sucessful reply, here is the followup.
     Hey, sorry about that Wbisme. Darned pain medication! LOL. The latest scope & basket is set for tuesday AM (shudder). I hope this is absolutely the last time I have to go through any of this. Here is to hoping Lime/lemonade & Urocrit prevent them!
   Matthew   yeah

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   Posted 8/24/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Citrus juices and Urocit -K will alkalinize the UT and increase the amount of citrates excreted. Both results are likely to be helpful in reducing the frequency of oxalate stones. But, was the therapy determined after chemical study of a 24-hour urine specimen or was a it shoot-from-the-hip conjecture? Few urologists use, or are qualified to interpret, such studies. If the study was short-circuited, more effective therapies might have been overlooked. It's even possible to do harm by prescribing arbitrarily. For instance, the UT can become too alkaline and begin produce more stones. Yipes!

In my case in 2004, heavy doses of Urocit-K designed to dissolve uric acid stones induced a CD flare that lasted almost one year. I'm not saying the stuff is evil. Actually, I wish I had a physician that would carefully prescribe an appropriately small dose for me. But, I do urge you to be careful of the stuff. BTW, Dr. Leslie has suggested that patients with GI problems often tolerate a particular liquid citrate drug--I forget what it's called--better than Urocit-K.

I hope this stone offers little resistance!

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   Posted 8/26/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
WEll, its the stent I'm worried about. I'm no longer gonna sit & wait for the Renal Colic that 4 mm stones can cause.
As for the Urocrit, I think this is what my uro in Hot Springs had Rxed me, though not sure. That was after a 24 hour urine collection, if you recall. He mentioned that my urine was full of tiny stone dust & that the chemistry had changed in them, so maybe they are no longer totally oxalate? Not sure. So far, no bad effects from the Urocrit, though I might reduce the dose a pill or two with you warning in mind.

Take care,
No one said a word about that Spam filter thing. Hey Red Ad. are you around??
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