Ok everyone, i need some advice and maybe personal experiences. Back in july i posted about having several stones in my left kidney one of which was 8 mm and also one in that ureter and one in the right kidney. Well after over a month of flomax and massive amounts of water i had another x-ray which showed 9 stones in my left kidney the largest measuring 4 mm. Nothing in the ureters so i passed the 3 mm in the left and the one in the right it just took FOREVER lol. So I'm guessing that my 8 mm stone broke into more pieces? I don't see any possible way i could of passed n 8 mm stone, so thats what I'm assuming. Now I'm in the process of passing more stones and my urologist gave me one last rx for flomax and norco and has referred me to a pain management dr. Im not too thrilled with it because i don't know if this is going to be a truly long term problem once i pass the stones i have now and Ive never heard of someone seeing a dr like this for kidney stone pain. Although i completely understand my urologist feeling more comfortable not prescribing pain meds possibly long term. My question is do any of you see a pain management dr for pain related to kidney stones? Ive gotten stones for the last 18 years but they used to come about anywhere from once or twice a year with one 3 year gap of no stones which was heavenly. Now since novemeber they seem to forming rapidly. Is this any indication that this may continue to be a frequent problem or could this just be a flukish year? My urologist doesn't seem to have any real idea so i was looking for personal experiences. Also for anyone who sees a pain management dr what is done exactly? My first appt is 4 weeks away, will he need a current x-ray? I'm kind of lost and don't know what to expect. Thanks in advance to anyone with any insight!