Hi everybody! I joined this site in order to see if there are others out there like myself...and to possibly get help/answers in the right direction.
I got my first kidney stone in 1999. Since that time the frequency and count has got higher. In the last two years I've had 7 periods of multiple bilateral stones. Infact...all 7 times have been multiple bilateral in both. Approximately 13 lithotripsies and 2 cystoscopies later it was found that I have Randall's Plaque in both kidneys. A 24 hour urine showed that my Citrate level was <35 (not even able to be measured on the test I was told). I took Urocrit after a litho in January and February...but STILL got multiple bilateral stones by the end of March. I had to stop the Urocrit after HPylori with an ulcer was detected.
I find myself in constant stabbing pain...waves...even when a stone isn't passing. I get frequent infections...one so severe I was hospitalized for a week after it went septic.
I'm beginning to question my sanity at times...especially when I'm told stones shouldn't hurt unless they're passing. I call to ask for a refill on pain medication and am told "my case will have to be reviewed"...meanwhile I'm at home passing blood and gravel.
I suppose I don't want to feel alone with the "mess" that I go through anymore : )
Is it time for me to search for a Urologist that believes my agony...or do they exist only in fairytales?