i'm sorry to hear that you are having other issues, especially kidney stones. I actually heard that the pain of that is worse than a gb attack.. although, I can't imagine anything worse.. I have only been taking tylenol for the pain and I hardly even need it because the pain has subsided so much since last tuesday when i had surgery. I was contemplating taking vicodin but never fared well with those pain killers, now, i wish i was constipated. Not wish... but you know what i mean.. i'm gonna try and have some mashed potatoes for dinner and see how that goes.. if not I guess i'm sticking to white rice since that was the only thing that stayed down.. sucks what we have to go through to feel better, but i guess it's all worth it.. :) hope you are well.. thanks for always answering my posts..