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Posted: 4/11/2006 6:40:55 PM EDT
thought i was having another one tonight.
Oh joy. So I slam a gal of water and after two hours i feel better. I use to have them about once a year. I went on a low oxalate diet and drank tons of water but would still get them… Then I switched jobs and moved to the other side of town and for three years working at the new place I didn’t get one they first had bottled water and then filtered water. i Changed jobs again and moved back close to this side of town and I get one in two months.

Can the water I am drinking be causing this? That’s the only variable I can think of. I went from filtered city water to bottled water and then back to filtered water.

Looking for confirmation and if so a good water filter that will strip out calcium.

thanks
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:46:00 PM EDT
Dehydration can cause them also. Only way to determine yours is to have the stones themselves anaylazed. Not fun anyway you do it.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:47:15 PM EDT
IIRC kidney stones(not all though) are calcium. so calcium would be bad.

ive had 6 or 7 in the last 5 years. after spending lots of $$$ at a specialist and doing all sorts of damn tests his recommendtion was "drink more water".

talk about being pissed.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:49:14 PM EDT
There was a thread on them recently about LA having a really high concentration of kidney stone problems. Not sure if you share the same kind of water supply.


Apparently red wine helps prevent them.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:50:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Neolock:
Dehydration can cause them also. Only way to determine yours is to have the stones themselves anaylazed. Not fun anyway you do it.



so can sitting in an office not doing anything bur data entry and surfing arfcom.

I drink at minimum a gal of water a day. more like 1.5gal plus lots of juice and drinks at meals. Maybe a beer in the evenings or a single soft drink at lunch. I am doing it right but still getting them so I am out of ideas

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:54:55 PM EDT
Mineral Water?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:01:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hk940:

Originally Posted By Neolock:
Dehydration can cause them also. Only way to determine yours is to have the stones themselves anaylazed. Not fun anyway you do it.



so can sitting in an office not doing anything bur data entry and surfing arfcom.

I drink at minimum a gal of water a day. more like 1.5gal plus lots of juice and drinks at meals. Maybe a beer in the evenings or a single soft drink at lunch. I am doing it right but still getting them so I am out of ideas




same story here (except i do real work). i only drink water, have a sweet tea with lunch, and a beer when i get home. still get them. ive already been to the specialist, and he basically told me to deal with it. waste of fucking money!!!

the little hand out i got from the emergeny room when i had my first one gave me more info about stones and what to do about em then the specialist.

oh yea, my last stone took 5 days to pass
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:10:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:12:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 7:17:30 PM EDT by wildearp]
Many factors can contribute to stones, including you own body chemistry. Some people never get them, some people get them many times. There is no magic thing you can do that will keep you from them. There are drugs that can help prevent them if you have the correct chemical imbalance, but you would need to find a Urologist that actually knows what he is doing.

There is what they call the kidney stone belt. Not just LA, but the central to south eastern US seem to have the highest concentration of stones.

We do thousands of cases a month, and have routes all over the US, including CA, UT, AK, WY, you get the picture. Our highest concentration of routes in in FL, LA, and TX.

Lithotripsy, get some!

The ESWL equipment/technology depicted in the link one post up is pretty old school. Some docs still use it, but we have better equipment, including lasers.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:20:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:
Lithotripsy, get some!



OH YEA!
i will see your puny Lithro. and raise you a Ureteroscopy
that procedure will make you swear off tea, coffee and chocolate.
It’s been five years since I had one or any of the above
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