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This last week has not been very fun, had a kidney stone, woke up last sunday night in pain I cannot begin to describe. On Tuesday morning had surgery to get rid of it and put in a stent. The stent was removed on Friday. Still do not feel that good, walking or doing anything makes me feel like I got punched in the gut. Has anyone else had them, how long did it take for you to feel right again?

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Hell yeah I haven't had them in yrs but I had 2 bouts with them in my early 20's. I was lucky, if u wanna call it that, enough to pass without surgery. The first time I had one the pain was so bad I had dry heaves. As soon as they passed I felt better so I think u r feeling the surgery. U must of hada big one if u got surgery. Did they analyze the stone for possible causes? Unfortunately I never captured my stones mainly cuz I did feel like carrying a strainer around the office to pee in. Hope u feel better, get well

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just reading your post made me cringe the thought of it. I personally haven't had them but iv heard there extremely painful we had a guy get them at MOB station and it knocked him out of this deployment and they sent him home he was on bed rest for a while and ticking blood like crazy.

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Yup, I had one....once. Never again. That's indescribable pain I never want to experience again. I changed my diet afterwards and have been clean ever since (5 years now).

Mine did not require surgery, so I started feeling better actually before it passed (not 100% mind you, but better). It laid me up for about 2 days. Guess I was lucky.

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It wasn't overly large, just had ER trips two nights in a row. When they tested my white blood cell count was up and my kidney function was down 25% so they decided not to wait any longer. Unfortunately we did not capture the stone, not exactly sure how they missed it.

The pain is insane, the second night I took 3 percocet and it didn't even take the edge off. At the hospital they gave me morphine, and some other happy drugs. Not sure if it helped the pain but I really didn't care at that point. Helpful hint, when the nurse says to lay down because she didn't want me to fall over, it hurt worse to lay down so I was leaning over the hospital bed, do it. A few seconds later the meds hint me and everything was spinning.

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Had them twice.First time I was dry heaving like MCS, in the emergency room. Dr said"Welcome to the wonderful world of kidney stones." LOL. Smart aleck.

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My wife had them once. I was taking notes when the Dr was telling her how to avoid having them again, I have no desire to experience what she was going through, and hers were small they said!

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I passed 13 In the last two years. I have cut out all dark soda's, broccoli, cut way back on dairy, and drink A LOT of water. I haven't had any In 6 months and I'm very thankful.

The pain Is Intense and like others I have dry heaved It was so bad. The two biggest I passed were almost 6 mm...Huge things to come out that hole.

I think the frustrating part Is the urologists I have seen have told me they really have no Idea why I've had so many and don't really know what to tell me but the standard things above. I know since I have been drinking more water It's been much, much, much better.

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I passed 13 In the last two years. I have cut out all dark soda's, broccoli, cut way back on dairy, and drink A LOT of water. I haven't had any In 6 months and I'm very thankful.

The pain Is Intense and like others I have dry heaved It was so bad. The two biggest I passed were almost 6 mm...Huge things to come out that hole.

I think the frustrating part Is the urologists I have seen have told me they really have no Idea why I've had so many and don't really know what to tell me but the standard things above. I know since I have been drinking more water It's been much, much, much better.

OUCH!!!!!!! I'm in pain just thinking that

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I had a bout in my kate twenties,I was pretty sure an organ had exploded so I went to the ER. They found 12-15 in there and gave me the option if passing them naturally or putting a tube with a claw up my p hole to take them out. I chose naturally, and have passed one every two years since then. I found a great method that works, drink a full glass of water,then go to a concrete surface and jump up and down. I can feel the stone moving, and it usually passes very quickly. I have a buddy that chose the claw, he passed out in the drs office. Google the jump method, it really works.

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Yep, when I went to the ER, they tried 3 different drugs (morphine, demerol, and something else I don't remember) until they finally gave me something strong enough that finally worked. It blew me away - not that it took several tries, but that there's an actual pain killer out there that can take away THAT pain. And I wish I were lucky enough to get dry heaves. Mine weren't dry.

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Oh, I get it now....you're from Maryland. Brian, up until this thread I thought MD stood for "Medical Doctor". I was wandering why a doctor was asking a bunch of rednecks a medical question. This begs the question, if you're not a doctor, what do you do for a living?

And, good luck with the kidney stones!

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ketorlac is usally what they give me for pain , as it is designed to relax the kidneys.

I have had 2 .....biggest the size of a wooden matchhead.

1 was shaped like an arrowhead and the other looked like a cockleburr...(google if not from the south, LOL)

the pain doesnt come from passing it persay, the pain is getting it to the bladder, once in the bladder its pretty smooth sailing unless it gets hung....then OUCH OUCH.

it is pain beyond belief, for sure and never want to go through it agian, but it runs through my family.

in fact it is a rite of passage of sorts as every Needham male as had them.

crazy part is, once you get your first one you are guarenteed to get a second, they might be 20 years apart, but sooner or later its gonna happen.

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Only fortunate enough to pass one, about four or five years ago now. It was on the eve of a prefishing day for a two day tournament. I thought I was dying, spent the rest of the evening and morning in the ER. Missed prefishing, but did end up fishing the two day tournament. Passed the stone about a week later.

They told me it was likely an overdose of Tang and raspberries. It was late June and very hot, was drinking Tang like mad at work, over a gallon a day. Plus it was raspberry season and I was eating a quart at a time out in the garden. Too much of a good thing I guess.

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Friend of mine had them about 20 years ago. When the pain hit him he passed out for about 3 hours, and finally decided to go to the Dr. My boss had them about 6 months ago. He was out for a week and a half.

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Preach4bass, to answer your question i supervise 2 cyber security incident response teams for a federal agency.

feeling better each day, thanks to sandy have an extra day off work.

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Yep, when I went to the ER, they tried 3 different drugs (morphine, demerol, and something else I don't remember) until they finally gave me something strong enough that finally worked. It blew me away - not that it took several tries, but that there's an actual pain killer out there that can take away THAT pain. And I wish I were lucky enough to get dry heaves. Mine weren't dry.

Had one about 9 yrs ago, and the pain was just unbelievable. The wife was driving me to the hospital, and I made her pull over twice so I could vomit. It took three injections of demerol to take the edge off the pain, but once it kicked in, all was right with the world. :D

I remember laying on the gurney in the hallway waiting for my MRI, wearing nothing but that little gown and my socks, with my knees up in the air exposing myself to whoever might be walking by. :D I was feeling so good by that time, I didn't care who saw my bits and pieces.

I spent the next couple days peeing thru a strainer into a big jug to collect my stone(s). Mine was a combination of sodium and calcium, caused by poor dietary choices (lots of coke and vending machine sandwiches).

Overall, it was a hellish experience that I'd only wish on a few people.

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http://www.jumpandbump.com/About%20Us.htm

if you still suffer from them, read this website, it has worked for me the last 3 bouts with them, quick and relatively, for stones, painless.

My 1st bout, my wife eventually brought me to the ER, and they ended up giving me some kind of opiate for the pain. That was the night I found out I was allergic to opiates. I was being wheeled down the hallway, wearing a gown at least 2 sizes too small, exposed for anyone to see, and throwing up like a 3am drunk all over the place, and in excrutiating pain. I remember not caring who saw what, and then later watching the super bowl in a stupor. They gave me some other pain killer, and let me control the drip, needless to say i maxxed out the drips. 1998, the good old days.

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