Oh yes...as if UC wasnt enough!
I have had 4x since being dx with UC. I have had 1x blasted via lithotripsy. The others passed on their own. My last one was a few months ago.... I passed it at work into a paint strainer....yeeeeeooowwwch.... Actually it hurt worse in my backside before it passed. When it let loose inside, the pressure went away and the pain was gone in minutes. Actually passing it was painless, but I still strained into a paint strainer because I knew it was a stone.
I have learned a few things:
1.) Keep hydrated
2.) Avoid Coke and Pepsi...namely Coke
3.) Avoid caffinated drinks....I still cant drink coffee.\
4.) Drink crangrape, cranberry, or similar....but try to get natural instead of concentrate....too much sugar.
5.) Keep hydrated
6.) Drink lots of water
7.) Keep hydrated....
I am guessing that being dehydrated is a big contributor....add Coke in place of water, along with some UC meds like Sulfa and you have a kidney stone recipe.
34 yr old male. UC for 14 years. Started left-sided, most recent scope shows pancolitis. 35mg pred (as of 1/20/09), 12 pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Flax oil pills, Culturelle probiotics, Multivitamin. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!) "I poop in the woods because I can"
Post Edited (mbx5) : 1/26/2009 9:22:08 PM (GMT-7)