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kidney Stones

Question to any of the momma's that can relate.I am 32weeks pregnant. IT's been 2 days since I was discharged from the hospital after a week of suffering from kidney stones and ended up having to under go a procedure where they placed a tube in my kidneys and now I have a bag attached to my side until after I deliver. I've never felt so much discomfort and pain. It's hard for me to do anything I can't even shower properly. I guess my question is who ever has been through this, what are your recommendations to ease this process, because I'm am starting to feel very discouraged and depressed having to rely on people to even get off the couch.  
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Heating pads will be your best friends. I was hospitalized at 20 weeks with kidney stones and until I passed them and afterward heating pads were the only thing that helped. Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated, that'll help you feel better faster. The internal swelling should go down within a week or so of getting rid of the stones. Good luck!
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I am plagued with them with this makes 4 out of 6 pregnancies. Its very bad but heating pads help. They should of hooked you up with pain killers. I had surgery with one and almost nothing helped... they said I could lose my kidneys if I had another baby... the only thing that got me through were pain killers, stool softener and heating pads.
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Thank you both very much. I do use the heating pads it's takes the edge of for a bit and as fat as pain meds they did send me home with some but I am very concerned on how they affect the baby. I feel uncomfortable taking them and so my pain just never subsides. I guess I need to pick and choose.. right?
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