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Kidney Stones

20 June 2011 11:05
sarahlouisee
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This is probably a very random post as it's not really modelling related - but I spent all yesterday in hospital in agony, and have been told I have Kidney stones. It runs in my family and I am gutted that I have them so young and will have to deal with them for the rest of my life. I just wondered if anyone here suffered from them? And if so how do you deal with the pain etc?


20 June 2011 11:13
rattusratus
Model


thats horrible i have kidney damage due to being born with under developed kidneys and developing septacemia in the right kidney so i know how much it can hurt im not sure about kidney stones but i know bladder stones are caused by excess calcium and can be diet controled (might be worth checking if kidney stones are the same)
hope you feel better soon
ratsx
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20 June 2011 11:28
sarahlouisee
Model


Quote from rattusratus
thats horrible i have kidney damage due to being born with under developed kidneys and developing septacemia in the right kidney so i know how much it can hurt im not sure about kidney stones but i know bladder stones are caused by excess calcium and can be diet controled (might be worth checking if kidney stones are the same)

hope you feel better soon

ratsx




Aw that's awful - I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone I saw somewhere about the calcium thing so maybe that's true Thanks xxx



20 June 2011 11:41
rattusratus
Model


when mine was at its worst i was put in a 2 week morphine induced coma, but the 6 hours leading up to them doping me up where agony i would even wish that pain on hitler (i was 100% worse than giving birth and i had no pain killers while giving birth) i think when it comes to kidney pain if you havnt suffered it people dont understand how bad it can be
300 men have died in lincoln county in the last 3 years...... but what you must remember is i did not shoot them all


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20 June 2011 12:45
MelPet
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I had one a couple of years ago that wasn't painful, though the specialist was somewhat puzzled as to why not as the kidney was backing up apparently. It required three operations under a general anaesthetic and two sessions of lithotripsy (being blasted by ultrasonic waves) before I waved it goodbye - literally. I'm not looking forward to my next one, but if it comes I hope lithotripsy will be the option. Sorry I can't offer you any comfort!


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20 June 2011 12:51
kirkschwarz
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kirkschwarz
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Peterborough

Quote from rattusratus
thats horrible i have kidney damage due to being born with under developed kidneys and developing septacemia in the right kidney so i know how much it can hurt im not sure about kidney stones but i know bladder stones are caused by excess calcium and can be diet controled (might be worth checking if kidney stones are the same)
hope you feel better soon
ratsx



Off the tope of my head I know you can get calcium stones, you can also get other forms, I know you can get uric acid stones (linked to the filtration of foods, also prevalent in gout) and there are a couple of other causes which i can't remember...  Sure they'll be on the internet somewhere...
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20 June 2011 12:51
CJChmiel
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CJChmiel
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Hertfordshire
Croxley Green

I have had them many times and can relate to being in the Emergency Room with an IV drip and heavy pain killers. In the end they found that I wasn't drinking enough water. Get a referral to a urologist and get tested, it can be anything from diet to not enough hydration.

Don't ever wish the pain you experience from kidney stones even on my worse enemy.

Craig


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20 June 2011 13:44
melrobson02
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melrobson02
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Tyne and Wear
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Sorry to hear that and hope you can get rid of them and that they don't reoccur. I've had them once when I was 14 and it was really painful. I'm 23 now though and haven't had a repeat case so hopefully you be the same


20 June 2011 14:33
Siras
Photographer


Had a couple of kidney stones for the 1st time recently - I've done myself some damage over the years, but had never experienced pain quite like it. Ended up in casualty dosed up with morphine!.

I'd been taking Andrew's liver salts over the previous weeks and wondered whether I'd built up some "sediment". Haven't taken any since and have haven't had kidney stones since either.

I think the key thing is to simply keep yourself well hydrated.
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20 June 2011 14:41
doodyone
Photographer


Yes. I have recurring kidney stones. Although they have become so much more infrequent since I had the parathyroidectomy.

I find it a real pain to drink the amount of water that I have to. Not only that but I have to make sure that the calcium levels in any mineral waters are very low. Some waters have more calcium than milk.

The worst part of the pain is the pre-rumble, where I can feel some discomfort that may or may not presage the all out pain that results from passing jagged sharp crystals down a very narrow tube. Once the full assault starts it's a 999 call every time. Especially since the time I had bi-lateral stones which resulted in emergency weekend surgery.

If it's not an immediate admission to a ward, they generally give you enough pain killing drugs to sedate an elephant.

There is no getting away with the pain. I hope for as much as possible because the intervention and relief follows that much quicker - ahhhh pethadine

Make sure your pee runs clear, if it doesn't you're not drinking enough. Don't drink too much, that can kill you.

No strawberries, chocolate, tea, and something else that I really should give up that I can't remember at the mo'.

And nobody believes me when I tell them that it's the worst pain possible - way worse than childbirth.
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