I am a newbie here, so please bear with me!
I got my first calcium-oxylate stone when I was 16 years old. I will never forget that day. I am now almost 40 and have constant kidney pain. I have had 3 litho surgeries, and now take a so-called preventative med. I have changed my diet, increased water, etc. Still, every 3-4 months I end up in ER in severe pain. I have had enough CT's that I (and most doctors) am weary of doing anymore. My bloodwork and urine usually turns out okay, and nothing shows up on regular ultra sounds and x-rays. It is SO frustrating. Docs have made me feel like a drug seeker at times. I find that Urologists have been the WORST. Very insensitive telling me that most stones don't hurt. I am not crazy. It is a pain you learn to recognize very well. I guess I just need to re-assurance that I am not alone here. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks for listening.