Last night just before midnight I got the all too familiar excruciating pains of a kidney stone. I've grown to recognize the symptoms and the associated pain that accompany this particular ailment all too well. Luckily for me the stone made its way through my system in only 5 1/2 hrs this time around, but boy, what a 5 1/2 hrs. it was. I feel blessed though since this one only lasted as long as it did. I had 2 that lasted about a week and 1 that took 2 weeks to pass.
I've now got a small collection of kidney stones and I really don't want to add to it. These little asteroid looking calcium deposits are one of the most painful things I've ever had to deal with. The two largest ones at 6mm and 7 mm put me in the hospital ER but they sent me home to pass them on my own-----------and I did, eventually.
I'm just curious how many others here have had similar experiences and what you did to help with the pain. Personally, I find lying in a hot tub of water helps ease the pain but that is only temporary. Short of hospital administered drugs, no OTC pain medication puts a dent in it.