Mar 01, 2011
I'm so annoyed with my doctor. I went to the ER for the first time back in January because I had serious back lower left back pain and was throwing up and had was sweating like I was running a fever. I had no idea what was wrong with me I thought I was dying the pain was so bad. When I was taken to the ER I found out it was a 3 millimeter kidney stone in my left kidney, and to make it even better the the CT scan also showed I had 3 more in my right kidney that had not broken off yet. So after they made the pain go away and they gave me pain medication to take home and a follow up appointment with a Urologist to check out the remaining 3 kidney stones and to make sure I passed that one I was sent home. Well the Urologist seemed nice and he took another CT scan on my follow up appointment to make sure I passed my first kidney stone, which I did, and check out the other 3 in my right kidney. He told me that to just come in for check ups and that was it. Well just last Sunday my husband took me to the ER again because I in horrible pain and I knew what it was, it felt just like last time, just on my right side this time. Sure enough I was passing one of my right kidney stones. Well they called my Urologist up to the ER to come look over me and they saw the kidney stone that I was passing this time was 2.9 millimeters and it seemed to hurt so much worse this time. Well to make matters worse I had a 145 heart beat and was very low on potassium. So they almost kept me over night but at the last minute decided not to and just ended up giving me two IV's and putting the pain medication right threw the IV's. Well they saw that 1 of the 2 stones still in my right kidney was 5 millimeters and my Urologist said in the ER room that he did not think I would be able to pass that, so he was going to make me a follow up appointment and talk with me about shockwave treatment (blasting the stones). Also he wanted me to catch this stone I was about to pass so that they could test it. Well I caught the stone and took it to their office and went to my follow up appointment only for him to not tell me anything! He wants to wait a MONTH before we talk about the shockwave treatment, and every time I tried to get him to talk about it he just kept repeating himself about waiting a month. Even though I was scared of another ER visit and possibly passing the 5 millimeter stone and if that stone is the one that gets passed it could get stuck and that would require surgery! I just don't understand this! Also he is the only Urologist in my town so I'm stuck with him! So annoying. I also just found out that my migraine mediation Topamax that I've been taking might be what caused these stones in the first place. I started taking this new migraine medication November 2010 and by January 2011 I had 4 kidney stones...damn...I'm on 100 mg of Topamax and my Nerologist who gave it to me is talking about taking me off it because he said there was a study that showed that if you had a family history (which my family does) of kidney stones that if you take Topamax that your chances of getting kidney stones increases. So great the only migraine medication that ever worked for me gave me the worse pain in my back ever...just freaking great...