Re: Intermittent stone pain??
The ACV is the only thing that has worked for me....My doctor had prescribed a diuretic for me a while back but I had to stop taking it because it was taking so much potassium from my body that I was getting horrible leg pains and cramps, it is bad enough that I have RLS and other ailments from not enough potassium....I eat so many potassium rich foods and it still isn't enough to have to take supplements...Plus I was told that ACV has a natural potassium in it because of the apples that are in it.
I sometimes would have pain so bad, I would cry. I have never had a baby and people have told me that having a kidney stone is more painful than having a baby, I really don't tend to believe that as a baby is so much bigger..But yes I used to have the intermittent pain all the time and sometimes the pain would come at very inconvenient times.
I was told that a kidney stone at the bottom of the kidney is harder to get rid of than one closer to the top because the tube leading to the ureter is at the top of the kidney. So I would be told that if I jump up and down or stand on your head, for a while will jar the stone up to the top maybe.
I could never take narcotics, just dealt with the pain as addictions run in my family and I didn't want to get the addict part of it, so I told them just to prescribe me tylenol 3, nothing stronger, that used to make them mad because they make money on writing prescriptions of vicodin and other strong pain relievers.
I have to say that the groin pain is the worse, because your urethra is what connects your kidney to the uretur and the urethra is very tiny, so if you have a huge stone it is not going to come out......Unless you drink a lot of water.....One time I had a kidney stone so bad, that it hurt from an hour before I went to bed until I got up the next morning, I must have went to the bathroom 20 times that night from the pain. But then it passed and I was relieved. It felt so good to get it out of my body.
Another thing you might want to try is the Potassium Citrate, I have seen that on other boards that other people use it, go to your doctor and have them prescribe it, your urologist might not because if you are cured you would have no reason to go back to him/her and they won't be able to make their car payment.
I can't get a prescription as I have had no insurance in 4 years, so I deal with the pain that I do get from time to time and when I do get the pain, I down more ACV and it seems to work.
I hope you can get rid of the little buggars, I know and understand the pain that you are enduring...
Have a great Independance day weekend....
My Mother in Law is making her awesome potato salad, I can't wait.....Yummy