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i need advise please! kidney stones for the past month and a half!

Hi everyone! I am new on here but have read many questions and answers on here before and I really need some help. For 8 years I have been a kidney stone sufferer. I was always told how uncommon it was for a girl my age (first stones were at age 19,I am now 27) to have kidney stones and also plus because I am a woman and women don't tend to get them. I was never ever offered any help even after asking for advice from many doctors on what should I do?? I have had kidney stones at least 3-4 Times a year. But this past month I have passed 10 stones so far and counting. Each time at the ER I am prescribed pain meds and anti nausea pills and sent home. I am passing stones again and last trip to ER after cat scan I was told I have so many stones in both kidneys they didn't even bother counting. I finally have a appt with a urologist today at 2:30. My questions are....for the past 3 days I have been on a all liquids diet. Always two gallons of water by my bed to suck down. I have not drank anything but water. I can not eat anything solid with out vomiting right away and even the liquids sometimes can not stay down. I have severe pain on both sides of my lower abdomen and both sides flank pain. I am at my wits end. I am out of pain medication and nausea medication isn't working anymore. I want to be hospitalized. Get this pain under control. Get my appetite back. I am a mom of three and I stay home with my 1 year old daughter and this past month has been hell and so hard to even do daily activities to care for my daughter because the pain and nausea is so bad. Has anyone been through anything like this before??? I can't do this anymore! What was done for you or is there anyone with any recommendations on how to get my urologist to take me seriously right away and not make me wait weeks before making a decision on what to do :(
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Has your doctor checked your parathyroid levels as this can cause Kidney stone due to high calcium levels.
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  I concur with Spotjeff.   My natural doctor says:  "Most kidney stones are composed of calcium oxalate.  Magnesium makes calcium more soluble in the urine, and inhibits the formation of calcium-oxalate crystals.  One study examined 55 people with reoccurring kidney stones, who were given 500 milligrams of magnesium daily for up to 4 years.  the study showed that 85% of these people remained stone0free compared with 41% in a group of people who did not receive magnesium supplements.  
    Taking Vit. B6 in conjunction with magnesium works even better as it aids in oxalate metabolism.  I recommend 500 milligrams of magnesium citrate and 50 milligrams daily of B6 for the prevention of kidney stones."

     This is an excerpt from Dr. Mark Stengler's book  "The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies".

     I hope this information was helpful..  :)      
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Yes, I have been through this, but didn't have as many stones as you.

Your urologist must take you seriously.  The reason you are in pain, is because the stones are most likely moving.  Keep an eye out for any urinary infections.  Observe your urine all the time.  Urinate into a clear jar so that you can observe its colour and smell.  The colour should look clear and a light straw colour.  Dark urine could be from dehydration, but can also be from microscopic blood.  You may even see visible blood.  If the urine is cloudy this usually can also mean that you have an infection.

Your urine is infected, you will require an antibiotic.

If your stones are very small it is likely that the urologist may leave this as they are and see if the stones will come out on their own.  If your condition does get worse, you will require urgent medical attention.  Part of my kidney stone got in the ureter and that is bad.

If you manage to catch a stone, get that analysed.  There are 4 different types of stone and if yours is a calcium oxalate, then the foods that you should avoid are peanuts and peanut butter, celery, strawberries, rhubarb.  You may find more high oxalate foods on the web.  I have heard that drinking lemon juice with water will help to dissolve the stones also that parsley is supposed to help.  I do not know if this works or not.  But must admit that when I have drunk a lot of fresh lemon juice with water, that I have noticed a lot of sediment in the urine.  

As you will be aware, that having had a kidney stone, and you still have lots, you will always have a disposition to getting them.  Spread drinking the water throughout the day and not all in one go.  If you live in a hard water area, that could also contribute to the formation of stones.

You really need to find out the cause of the stones.  Cystine stones are hereditary, there are struvite, calcium oxalate and uric stones.  Some of these can happen due to lots of urinary infections, from dehydration (which I do not think you have that with drinking all that water) and also from what you are eating.

Keep badgering your urologist.  If you don't they will think you are fine, when you clearly are not.

Hope all goes well.

Best wishes.
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Thank you to all of you. It took a bit of effort but he did finally listen and ordered many lab tests. Also luckily I did catch one kidney stone so that will be analyzed. I was also able to get medication changes for pain,nausea and a medication to help relax my tubes to help with the passing of stones. I was finally able to a very small meal with out getting or feeling sick! I am definitely going to look into more of the natural remedies for helping pass and break up the stones. I really do dislike relying on medication. I know my post was a little all over the place but I appreciate the replys back. Past few days have been rough and I think I may have had a mini melt down haha. I feel better feeling that my doctor is going to do all he can on his end. And also knowing I have somewhere now where I can talk to others who understand what I have been going through. Thank you again to you all and I hope you have a blessed weekend!
4851940 tn?1515698193
Glad to know that you have been listened to.  It is no fun having kidney stones now matter which ones they are.

Great that you have managed to get one so that it can be analysed.  Doing this will help you to know which type of stone it is and how to help yourself to avoid getting any more.

It is no joke feeling like you are having a melt down.  Do you have any family and friends that can help you, even if they can babysit for some time to allow you to have a good rest, or when you are having a bad time of things.

Hope all goes well for you.

Let us know how you get on.

Best wishes.
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