Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to get rid of or prevent kidney stones? My Chiropractor of all people is who found that I had a kidney stone! After that I went to the emergency room because I have no insurance. They ran all kinds of expensive tests (over $2000) and said "You have a kidney stone and a gall stone". They gave me 3 prescriptions for pain pills and sent me home. It's no wonder people get addicted to pain killers!
That was last August and I have been in pain since then. The only thing that seemed to help was drinking cranberry juice. I found the next best thing at Wal-Mart, concentrated cranberry pills. They worked for a while, but now the pain is back even when I take the pills. I'm on my 4th bottle now and take 6 cranberry pills a day. I still have a lot of pain. Is there anything that would help besides pain pills?
luv2craft from Normalville, PA
There is a natural remedy for getting rid of kidney stones. For two days, drink nothing, but apple juice, then at the end of two days drink 6 ounces of olive oil and 6 ounces of pure lemon juice, separately or combined, doesn't matter. I spoke with a friend who did this and it really worked. She was amazed at what she found. Good luck to you and God bless. (05/03/2006)
If you're in that much pain and the cranberry pills aren't working, maybe it's not the kidney stones causing the pain. Maybe it's the gallstones. You should have passed the kidney stone a long time ago. As far as I know the only cure for gallstones is surgery. If a stone clogs a duct you could be in serious trouble. I suggest you have it checked immediately. (05/04/2006)
By Cheryl from MO
First you don't have to have insurance to go to a doctor most will work with you if you need to be seen. Second I would go to a doctor and find out what you can do. Drinking lots and lots of water would be a start. (05/04/2006)
For one, change your diet to as close to nature as possible. Eliminate all the garbage food. As Jean posted above there are many wonderful "do it yourself" remedies, but educate yourself first and of course it is always good to start with a clean body meaning don't try to detox an overloaded system. Checkout curezone.com for one place, for some wonderful info.
I have had kidney stones for several years and have had them surgically removed and then lithrotripsy 3 times.
First the urologist had me drinking 16 oz of lemonade a day which did help and now I take a prescription called Urocit-K which has really helped to break the stones up and prevent more. It's a very painful problem. Don't put off finding out what the pain is really from as it could cause you many more problems. Good luck to you. (05/04/2006)
From an old retired nurse. Please DO NOT follow Jean's advice with gall stones. The olive oil causes contractions in the bile duct, the pain is to die for. It would be OK if you only had kidney stones.
Good luck to you. (05/04/2006)
You do need to get to the doctor to determine if anything needs to be removed. As expensive and difficult as it is to do this, it's better than getting a more serious condition from letting something go. I had severe pain last year for an entire day and night and went to the E.R. I had a blocked gall bladder duct from some large stones that had to be surgically removed. If I had let it go, it could have poisoned my system if something burst.
As for the kidney stones, my husband has had several. Drinking soda is supposed to be detrimental, and his doctor told him to avoid salty snacks. He has had some removed surgically as well as lithotripsy, but the past few he has been able to pass on his own in a couple of days after drinking plenty of water. Kidney stones, left untreated, can also cause problems if they were to block off the urine flow and cause actual kidney problems.
Again, as difficult as it is to think of paying those bills, you do need to be seen by a doctor.
Try making a tea out of watermelon seeds. You just simmer the seeds in water until it starts to turn the water to color. Cool and add some sugar if you like. My husband found that it was difficult to drink without some sweetener. You make want to drink it hot like hot tea. I keep watermelon seeds in the freezer every summer to make sure I have some on hand all the time.
This was given to me by an elderly lady that said her family always used this for kidney stones. Hope this will help. Also see a Dr. if needed. My husband did see a Dr. and this tea helped better than what the Dr. gave him.
Thanks everyone who gave me suggestions on how to get rid of my stone.
I went to the free clinic 2 weeks ago and the doctor said that I had an infection. She put me on an antibiotic and the pain seemed to ease. She said that I had bacteria and blood in my urine. Last week she said that the infection was gone, but I still had a lot of blood in my urine. She sent me for blood work and an IVP (where they put dye in your veins and then X-ray the kidneys). They said that the kidneys are functioning fine, but I was allergic to the dye and got a couple of hives from it.
The doctor said yesterday that I have a kidney stone the size of a quarter that is too large to pass so I will probably have to have surgery.
Thanks again everybody. This probably won't be my last kidney stone so I'll use your home remedies next time I have a stone.
Go to; jumpandbump.com and follow the instructions to rid yourself of stones. Also, join the excellent support group http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Kidney-Stones-Group/?yguid=265633600
Best to you.
By Jim in Jax
I was having a terrible time with stones. If you have the oxolate type of stone this should work. If you have calcium stones look elsewhere. Take 250 mg magnesium oxide and 200 mg of vitamin B 6 every day with a glass of water every day. These are "over the counter" products. Drink a reasonable amount of water every day. Stay away from oxolate derived foods like spinach, beets, etc.
The magnesium will dissolve the stones and the B-6 will lower the acid in the urine that causes the stone to form. You should notice tiny bits of the stone in gravel form exiting your urethra within a week. These are good sources of vitamins and minerals that your body uses anyway. This info came from a chiropractic source back in the 70s and has worked for me. (05/18/2007)
When I had kidney stones my doctor told me one way to ensure that they never return is to drink a half gallon (64 oz) of water per day. I got my stones from taking calcium pills. Hope this helps. (05/01/2008)
I am a sufferer of kidney stones. I currently have one that is trying to pass and causing a great deal of pain. The last time I had a stone (7 years ago) I had to have it physically removed by a urologist. It was such torture, but once it was out I could get back to my normal life. I would suggest you see a urologist as soon as possible. There are tests that can be run, but if you're certain you have them and you're still in pain after all this time I would definitely seek the attention of a specialist. Kidneys are such vital organs and the longer you put off taking care of the stones the more damage occurs. Please take care of yourself and let us know your prognosis. (07/08/2008)
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