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Been having terrible back pain for a few days so I went to an urgent care and was told I have kidney stones. I've never had one before but I've seen them make other grown men cry.
Anybody have any advice on how to deal with it? Particularly from the mental aspect of not thinking about how bad this shit is going to hurt when it comes out. They gave me a bunch of meds including muscle relaxers and Percocet but I'm sure it will break through that considering what I've seen/heard before?
This post was edited by dubnole 9 months ago
I've never personally had one, but I heard it is painful passing it. If football season was here, that might've helped with the mental aspect of the situation. (this next part is for preventing future kidney stones) As for the Kidey Stone itself, I heard that drinking A LOT of water is one of the best solutions in preventing kidney stones. Exercise also helps keep Kidney Stones at bay. Nevertheless,I wish you the best man and hope everything goes alright!
This post was edited by MrNoleFan 9 months ago
Just do a lot of this
These threads are popping up a lot lately....get some dialaudid. Make no mistake it doesn't hurt when it comes out. In fact you'll be so relieved the pain in your back is gone you'll think you can piss a marble
Don't munch on Tums.
Had a kidney stone myself a few years back. My suggestion would be to find something that is a natural diuretic for while you are trying to pass it. IE cranberry juice, orange juice, and Simply lemonade, so I would load up on that stuff and drink it in combination with water you don't want to dehydrate yourself too much. In the future you may want to cut ot drinking as many soft drinks or sweet tea during your day and replace them with a drink with more natural sugars if you drink them to keep yourself going. As far as the pain...It is going to suck...alot but as soon as you pass it completely you will feel like a new man. Good Luck
Thank you for the advice!
I'm not much of a soda drinker as a 12 pk of diet sun drop lasts me about 2 weeks. Do you believe that is still too much? I think the culprit for this may have been tums. I was away from home for a little more than 3 weeks and I left my prescription famotidine at home. As a result, I was eating tums like candy not realizing it could have such a negative effect.
"Get some dilaudid"
You make it sound like he can walk into WalMart and buy it along with his Capn Crunch and Windex
Definitely the over consumption of something like tums could lead to calcium buildup which in turn leads to the kidney stone. As far as soda consumption alot of it has to do when you do drink them. Even gatorade can be bad about causing kidney stones due to the amount of artificial sugars etc. I would say if you drink as much water or more than soft drinks you should be fine
how to deal with it.. .
get prescribed pain meds. that's all you can do. It will be the worst 8 hours of your life.
good luck and I feel your pain.
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