I am 39 yr old male who has suffered from stones since age 18. Family history of stones. I have 1 family physician, 1 urologist, and 1 kidney stone specialist at UAB. I stopped counting # of stones a long time ago. I have had 3 lithos and 1 other procedure but I forget the name. I and an older brother are taking Urocit-K. In January a CT scan showed 12 stones. An ER trip in late April showed 1 stone. Another ER trip in May indicated blood in urine and CT scan showed 3 stones, no stone was evident outside the kidney. I overheard ER nurse tell the physician she did not think I was in severe pain and I was given a Tylenol-3 and sent home. (In their defense, someone had just faked a stone earlier in the night, as soon as the IV drugs were in he walked out of the ER) But I was still in pain with no relief. The next day I pass multiple flakes/clots of blood and a stone. (Still have the stone), I have been having minor pain for 3-4 days.
I am dreading the time that I need to go back to this ER...it was a bad feeling to walk out of there still in pain and feeling like a drug seeker. When the time comes, how do I express my concerns without offending them or adding to suspicions?
I have tried NSaids, (Meloxicam) at home. At best I have mixed results. Minor pains...ok but anything serious and they do not begin to provide relief.