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Comment from: logone, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

I had a kidney stone episode a year ago. It lasted from 8am to 1pm and I finally called an ambulance to take me to the emergency room. I suspected kidney stones but had never had one so couldn't be sure. I begged for pain medication, the EMT's refused! By the time we arrived at the hospital I was completely broken down, gasping and sobbing in excruciating PAIN. I was barely able to walk in the doors by myself. The emergency room staff put me in a bed immediately and the doctor came in to see me. My stones must have passed to the bladder because SUDDENLY I was ok.

Comment from: ouch, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

When I developed kidney stones, I had a sharp, stabbing pain in my lower back the moved into my abdomen. The pain was significant enough to prohibit me from taking a deep breath, and the pain was so severe, it would cause my knees to buckle. The, all of a sudden, the pain would subside without warning and the pain would eventually return, but in waves.

Comment from: palafoxy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

I had extreme pain radiating from lower abdomen and back. Nothing beats labor pain but this came very, very close.

Comment from: mstvm, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 05

I have been experiencing pain related to kidney stones since 2001. In 2002, two stones were removed surgically. But since then, I am experiencing the pain almost every year. I wonder if there is a permanent remedy for this problem. The composition of stone was calcium oxalate (80%) and Calcium Phosphates (20%).

Comment from: Shannon, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I passed my first kidney stone when I was 16. Since then I've had several. The pain starts to build up on my side, between my rib cage and my hip. It radiates from my back and feels like a build up of gas-like pressure. I've recently passed a kidney stone and for the first time had blood in my urine. I can usually manage the pain without a trip to the ER, but the blood in my urine scared me to the doctor's office.

Comment from: Starfish, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I have had the laser twice, and can attest to feeling quite tender after, but nothing compared to the kidney stone pain. For me it was quite relieving, like a very intense massage you know is doing you good. As for the stones, if I do not drink my daily 2 litres of water, I have severe abdominal pain within 3 days. It's quite frustrating as nothing seems to effectively prevent or cure, and much advice seems contradictory! ("Eat loads of celery", "Eat none no celery all" and my favorite: "Kidney stones cause no pain whatsoever" This from a doctor!)

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