posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 07:43 PM
reply to post by boymonkey74
I don't find myself in agreement with much you say but I have to tell you I have the utmost sympathy for you on this because I've been there several
times. Women who have given birth compare the pain as the same and for me it's a 10 out of 10. It's a killer and I'm really sorry you had to
experience it. I felt like death would be a better alternative to the pain. That's how bad it is for those of you who have never experienced it.
The best overall thing to do IMO is to avoid calcium (as in milk) because an analysis usually shows that's what they are made of. Doctor gave me a
sieve (like a strainer) that he had me pee into to capture the darned thing. They analyzed it and said that's what it was, pure calcium. Quite
literally, my first bout with this drove me off my daily tall glass of milk on to wine. Second, and probably more important is to avoid dehydration. I
believe most of us don't drink enough water, so FORCE yourself to drink more, a LOT more when you're going through this, especially. Although I hate
to say it because I really don't like it, cranberry juice can help because it can change the acidity for the better, same as in a urinary tract
infection, which I've also had. Drink until you have to go every 30 minutes, then keep it up. You need to be sloshing in water until the urine is
white, not yellow.
I just learned that Steve Jobs experienced kidney stones. he used to drive every day from Apple to Pixar, a long high-stress drive, when he developed
them, so the issue may be partially exercise versus sitting in a static way for long stretches at a time.
Sorry, bud. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. Good luck. report back and tell us how you're doing. I'll subscribe to track your
edit on 12/27/2011 by schuyler because: (no reason given)