Metformin kidney stones

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Avatar_n_tn I left something out. Even with one kidney blocked you can still pee, because the other kidney is still functioning.
Avatar_m_tn for celiac and is now believed to not have Celiac Disease. She has had several instances of ovarian cysts and kidney stones. She has suffered from severe abdominal pain, constant nausea, constipation, diarrhea, aches all over her body, weight loss (24 lbs), and dehydration which most recently caused an eleven-day hospitalization. She has been medicated with the three main gastrp-paresis drugs (regalin, erethromyacin, and domperadome (sp?
Avatar_n_tn oral infections, drug-induced (antibiotics, antidepressants, vitamins, iron preparations, calcium preparations, captopril, antabuse, Metformin, etc), food allergy, peptic ulcer, kidney disease & kidney stones, cancer, burning mouth syndrome, and certain heavy metal toxicities.
Avatar_n_tn I was recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and started on metformin, which caused some diarrhea, around the same time the abdominal pain began. I also have a history of kidney stones, and was born with one kidney, which is on the right side. My primary care physician was concerned about kidney stone/obstruction, and sent me to my urologist.
Avatar_n_tn urologist found kidney stones - high blood pressure; I have had difficulty with blood pressure since I was 18, but was able to control this for many years with diet, exercise and by going off birth control pills. In Sept. 2004 I suddenly had a bp of 150/100 and my doctor put me on dyazide. The diuretic made me crave salt worse than I ever have... I have always craved salt, but this was much worse.
442287_tn?1206759318 The problems went away I started getting dizzy all the time last april . It finally went a way in June, In august I had kidney stones and no flare up since .Then the light headness returned in October. I had a mri done till table table test done and stress done passed all the tests. Then this jannuary I started getting nausea all the time. So I had ultra sound test done and it showed thickening of the gallbladder wall. Then I had a hidra test done waiting for the results.
Avatar_f_tn At my follow up visit with the urologist a Cystoscopy was performed (which was excruciatingly painful) which did not reveal any abnormalities in my urethra or bladder (no stones, urethritis, etc.) My urologist suggested that perhaps my severe UTI/Kidney Infection triggered overactive bladder symptoms and prescribed me three weeks of Detrol LA to determine if that would alleviate my symptoms. I have only been on the Detrol for 2 days so far and am waiting to see if it will offer some relief.
646318_tn?1261185094 There are many types of kidney stones. Most kidney stones are not uric acid stones. If you have a kidney stone you need to make it pass. To do that the best thing to do is drink plenty of water. So much that you are not even thirsty and your sick of water. Keep a water bottle with you all the time a sip it from time to time. The other thing to do is to stay active. Walk around keep moving. That will get the stone to move. Do you have a history in your family of kidney stones?
Avatar_n_tn heart palpitations, GERD, kidney stones, fatigue, and migraines. Looking back, every copy of labs I can find ( all the way back to 2003) shows I had an elevated calcium level ranging from 10.4-11.1 but no one ever checked it further. I feel like I have been treated for all these individual symptoms and no doctor has tried to put it all together into one diagnosis. I am on propranolol and imitrex for migraines, and metformin and birth control for PCOS.
Avatar_n_tn B 6 helps prevent and cure calcium induced kidney stones. What type did you have? I just want to know so that I do not develop stones! Thanks.
Avatar_n_tn I already take Metformin, and am still dealing with the fallout from taking it (slight kidney difficulties--kidney stones, diarrhea, nausea. I have been on Metformin alone for 2 years. As soon as I read these instances of side ACTOS side effects, I was so frustrated and disheartened, that I cannot get a straight and honest answer from someone who is supposed to have my BEST interests at heart. I gain weight at the drop of a hat. I still have about 40 more pounds to go.
Avatar_f_tn If your mum has had problems with urine infections and kidney disease, peanut butter is not a good choice because it contains purines which can cause kidney problems and to the formation of kidney stones. Any type of food in small quantities is fine, but not highly refined and sugary foods. Use brown bread instead of white. If your mum will only eat white bread, then give her a small piece. Vegetables are a good choice, just go easy or avoid peas and sweet corn.
483088_tn?1212349849 I have history of cysts rupturing ten years ago, I have hirtuism on my face, nipples stomach and bikini area and have had since the birth of my second child 14 years ago. I have been in hospital recently with suspected kidney stones that i suspect may have been these cysts?? and now ive been started on ace inhibitors to bring down high blood pressure.
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Avatar_f_tn Its a bladder conditon that makes pain like kidney stones and UIT, but its not and shows neg. Need stronger stuff to treat it and a dr visit to uryloigst so the and treat it with speacial meds in office. Hope this helps and excuse spelling.
168348_tn?1379360675 .......calcium-oxalate KIDNEY STONES stones can form when parathyroids produce TOO MUCH calcium!
Avatar_f_tn thought I had kidney stones so was sent in to have a CT done. I did not have kidney stones. What was found was a narrow bile duct due to the gallbladder surgery. I was sent to a dr. to have this taken care of by having the dr. to put a stent into my bile duct. Well, he could not get the stent into the bile duct due to it is so narrow according to him. He told me that he would try again. He never did try again. I suffer a lot with this issue.
990091_tn?1249200314 3 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS, my Dr. prescribed 2000mg of Metformin/day, and Yasmin BCP to help regulate my sporadic menstrual cycles. I stopped taking the Metformin, due to insurance issues, and now I'm back on the 2000k/day regimen. Since my initial diagnosis of PCOS, I found that I had an ovarian tumor (teratoma), in addition to a sudden attack of hypothyroidism. In 2007 my TSH levels were 68.
Avatar_f_tn By the way, I believe there are 4 different types of gall stones as there are kidney stones. You will need a natural laboratory if your regular physician wont test for that. BUT they should freely test for parasites and polyps/tumor/ or carcinogens.
Avatar_n_tn What do your cysts look like? Normally in PCOS, cysts cover one or both ovaries and look like a string of pearls. Does your gyno completely refuse to do PCOS blood tests? If so, I would try and see another. About your questions about seeing an RE if you have PCOS, it's up to you. I don't, but I LOVE my gyno. PCOS is a stupid disease in the way that there is no one test to see if you have it. It's a series of tests and evaluation of symptoms.
1353650_tn?1429466974 I have been having terrible abdominal pain in my kidneys, constant problems with low blood sugar even while on metformin (which I stopped also), rapid heart rate and cannot ingest any carbohydrates with out developing pain to mention a few. My full list of symptoms are on a previous journal page. These are all clear signs that something is wrong with my adrenals.
Avatar_m_tn I was taking 40 units of Lantus nightly, and 1000mg metformin. I am no longer taking Lantus but, I am still on metformin. Five months on Victoza I lost 32 pounds. Today I have lost a total of 48 pounds. A1C went from 8.2 to 6.7. Victoza does decrease your appetite tremendously; I have to force myself to eat at times. But, I also realized after not eating so much (stomach shrinkage) it becomes hard to overeat….which is a good thing for me. Victoza has been a Blessing for me.
Avatar_n_tn heart palpitations, GERD, kidney stones, fatigue, and migraines. Looking back, every copy of labs I can find ( all the way back to 2003) shows I had an elevated calcium level ranging from 10.4-11.1 but no one ever checked it further. I feel like I have been treated for all these individual symptoms and no doctor has tried to put it all together into one diagnosis. I am on propranolol and imitrex for migraines, and metformin and birth control for PCOS.
Avatar_n_tn I haven't a clue as to how long I have had the disease but I am 54 years old female with a history of abdominal hysterectomy, kidney stones, birth control, with usage during my lifetime of synthenic estrogrens, matrodatin, and tylenol. I understand that the liver enyzmes mean little with NASH. Mine go up and down. I have kept records and each blood test shows my ast/alt ratio is lower than one but each time it gets larger .61, .72, .85.
Avatar_m_tn The reason they give is that the plant contains a high concentration of nucleic acids, substances related to DNA. When these are metabolized, they create uric acid, which could cause gout or kidney stones. This is of special concern to those who have already had uric acid stones or attacks of gout. The safety of spirulina in pregnant and nursing women, young children, and individuals with kidney or liver disease has not been determined.
Avatar_f_tn Blood sugar and insulin have remainedc exactly the same as 3 months ago. And get this....either with or without Metformin (some needed the Metformin because their blood sugar was high).
Avatar_n_tn I have been told I am crazy, depressed, lazy and needed to excercise. I have had kidney stones, anxiety, bloating, extreme tireness, dry skin, severe leg pain, puffy hands and feet, swelling in throat, hoarseness, brittle nails, weight gain, pain behind my eyes, joint pain, and had severe constipation. I have been through too many doctors to mention and still have found no relief. There have only been two times when I have felt great.
Avatar_f_tn Also, pain in the right side can indicate stones, which is solidified bile. Stones can end up in a lot of places, in a lot of organs. Usually stones pass normally, but perhaps you've got some hanging out in there, which would indeed cause pain in your liver area. But the pain can come from other things, too. Like me, I think you need the same thing I do, have an ultrasound. It will pick up all sorts of stuff that CAT scans do not. You say you are anemic.
224988_tn?1208108297 I use it for my blood pressure management, plus my kidney doc told me that I was accomplishing something else as well because it helps stop the production of kidney stones! And when I would always be so acidic from drinking cokes a lot, I would produce tons of stones. I have gone through my first year without one single stone Woooo Hooo!!
Avatar_f_tn I'm sure he was on blood pressure med and was placed on Levothyroxine. In early 2000's bladder stones were found and he has been on Flomax...PSA staying below 4 so far .. due for an app. Around early 2004 he was very dizzy in the AM..several trips to Dr and an MRI...nothing. Finally he seemed very lethargic & didn't eat...unheard of! A Dr visit and I insisted on the ER. No one thought it was anything but a cat scan discovered a sub dermal hematoma! No fall, so must be coumadin...