Kidney stones and diet coke

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452063 tn?1324078516 I have seen at least a dozen posts with kidney stones. There has to be some correlation between opiate use and kidney stones. My surgeon showed me mine on the CT scan and it's a white circle as big as a golfball. He feels it might be from chemicals but said that it's probably from my chemo. I keep thinking that he is gonna pull out a big white opiate that either says Endo or Watson on it lol. Just wondering if anyone else was told theirs was from chemicals?
Avatar n tn I drink 1-2 cans of diet coke/day and drink approx. 4-8oz. glasses of crystal light lemonade/day. I have not been following a special diet. I am asking if I should be taking Detrol, drinking crystal light and if I should be on a special diet. I am aware that I have approx. 10-12 stones in both kidneys. How do I stop new stones from forming? I am 46 1/2 years old and along with my husband, I am tired of cystos, running to the ER late at night, stents and pain medicine.
Avatar f tn YES on the alcoholic beverages; during my stone producing time (I am stone free right now by some miracle) I had issues with fruit juices, too .. a stinging, burning sharp pings and pangs. Also different foods can set it off. Shelly may know more than me on the foods since foods weren't too much of an issue for me. But the running has something to do with it for certain ..
168348 tn?1379360675 So, maybe if you start getting some magnesium back into your diet through mag rich foods, and a supplement, you might be able to have the same amounts of caffiene as you used to. Don't go over board with the magnesium or you will get diarrhea, but just make sure you are getting the RDA. (I think that is somewhere between 300-350, not sure though). Also, if it is because you weren't getting enough magnesium, it will take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to see a change.
Avatar f tn if you take sodas like coke zero ( zero carbs and calories!) it wouldn't hurt your weight loss that much. But people say drinking soda contributes to cancer, kidney stones, obesity...yikes.
Avatar m tn It did make me feel good. Bailey may have kidney stones AGAIN. He's on medication for a urinary infection so it might be that but he almost DIED last time from the urine backing up (we had no idea of course he had the stones)...he's only going to be 3 it's like why why why does he think the more things I get he has to as well? Oh maybe so he can snuggle me. Makes me so sad. And what's up with you???????????????????????????????????????
Avatar n tn It took about six months for me to notice any weight changes. About a year after being on the drug, I got kidney stones (another side effect). After this episode, I quit taking the drug. You shoudl not just quit, you need to ween yourself off of it. Ever since, I have gained all of the weight back and then some. I think this medication triggers something in your brain that makes you stop doing obsessive behaviors.
Avatar n tn I was already on Wellbutrin 150 mg twice a day and a diet, by the way,and struggling with depression over my weight. Two years later, I am at 200 mg per day of Topomax, headache free with no change in the flavor that I can apprciate. I am also wearing a size 6 working to a size 4. One caution. If you have anorexic tendencies, as I do, be very careful. I forget to eat, don't want to eat, strive for that smaller size, although everyone tells me that that is enough weight loss.
Avatar n tn At the gas station in the morning I ussually wash them down with a 20oz diet coke. And keep it going all day. Been doing this for about 3years. Today I didn't ,my heart beat went down to 42 BPM,was very dizzy,And I thought i was going to pass out.I went home from work and went to an A.A. meeting, then home to bed.I am quite sure It was from not having my ephedra fix.I'm going to refrain tommorrow. I do have a doctors appointment in a couple of days.
233616 tn?1312790796 HFCS is a sweetener found in many foods and beverages, including non-diet soda pop, baked goods, and condiments. It is has become the sweetener of choice for many food manufacturers because it is considered more economical, sweeter and more easy to blend into beverages than table sugar. Some researchers have suggested that high-fructose corn syrup may contribute to an increased risk of diabetes as well as obesity, a claim which the food industry disputes.
Avatar n tn It is not only very uncomfortable, very nasty, and makes work difficult, but it has not been determined that I have gall stones, or gall bladder issues. I recently had a very thorough check up with my PCP, and she had a gall bladder ultrasound done. Nothing was found. I have yet to determine any specific foods that start this.
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Avatar n tn I dont have the lip thing but my eyes seem to go red swollen ithchy and dry with this getting worse as the day goes on and every thing i apply stings like mad apart from vaseline - i would like to point out it always seems to happen the morning after i have had a few drinks, with my tipple been Vodka and diet coke??? It might sound silly but my sis has had the same thing a few years ago and eventually it dissapeared.
Avatar f tn Ever since then i sometimes (about once every few months) experience this odd sensation and it can become a bit worrying and strange. The whole room seems to have a new feeling to it- everything im doing whether it be walking or typing seems to intensify and become louder yet the actions are very exaggerated and almost speed up (only perceived this way). I find it very difficult to explain fully but i'm worried it's some early signs of a neurological condition or something?
Avatar m tn I have been told by the first doc I saw weeks ago it wont be kidney stones as I would feel them all the time but this pain is as niggling and awful as gall stones which I had in my twenties. I agree though that it eases after being up an hour or so but each day goes by and I can feel it more and more in the day. I did some harsh movements twisting whilst swimming a couple of months ago and wonder if this could have torn anything.
535089 tn?1400677119 (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin, Excedrin IB etc) Ketoprofen (Orudis KT) Kidney infection (Kidney disease, diabetes) Liver Disease Naproxen (Aleve) Promethazine (Phenergan, Promethegan) Riboflavin (B2, Hempseed Oil) Amphetamines - Substances or Conditions which can cause false positives Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine, or desoxyephedrine (Nyquil, Contact, Sudafed, Allerest, Tavist-D, Dimetapp, etc) Phenegan-D, Robitussin Cold and Flu, Vicks Nyquil Over-the-counter diet aids w
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar m tn There are a few different kinds of kidney stones (made up of different stuff) and in the type that I have issues with coke has the exact ingredient in it that these stones are made up of. I don't, nor have I ever drank a lot of soda, but found that very interesting. Anyways, you should research that as kidney stones are not fun to pass and with each stone your kidneys can become weaker. After having so many for so many years my kidneys aren't in the best of shape. Food for thought.
Avatar f tn now about three months ago i went to the hospital again for pain in my kidneys and was told i had kidney stones and have had them ever since and when i dont my kidneys still hurt and i feel nauseated i went back to my doctor again and asked how often i can get them and all she said was often and sent me for a ct.
211940 tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
168348 tn?1379360675 and, thus, don't drink nearly as much as I should and gravitate to the sweeter, more tasty liquids which really is not beneficial to wt. loss or my history of kidney stones. Sometimes really cold with fresh lemon slices .. that is the closest I've come to an answer. So, how do you drink your water plain or flavored and what kind or ideas?
Avatar n tn After much research on my own, I decided that it was my piriformis muscle and began therapy that included stretching all of the leg and glute muscles, added calcium, potassium, and magnesium supplements to my diet, and took epsom salt baths for weeks. Finally one day at work, after about one month of little relief, I experienced another sharp pain (after sitting at my desk in one position for hours working).
Avatar m tn I did have kidney stones. And you won't feel any pain and won't even know you have one until they start to get large enough to press on things or start to move and cause pain, damage as they move and infections. It depends on how big the stone is to what degree of pain you could get. I had been in extreme pain in passing blood and green gunge and kept getting infections, vomiting and diarrhea when a stone was moving. Things would settle down for a while and then flare up again.
1350886 tn?1295670799 They dismissed kidney stones as well saying their were none. It's still hurting, it's not unbarable to move or breathe, but it still hurts to breathe a bit, and I can't move as freely. This morning it felt like it was radiating to my coller bone on my right side. Right now it feels like its my whole lower back. *Extra info: I'm not sure if this is important, but I have DD's...
264121 tn?1313033056 Her last child was born with a very difficult glaucoma that had to be operated on at Duke at very short intervals, just weeks apart at a time, over and over and over. And I would ask after her because I just felt so badly that they were having to go through that, so hard with such a tiny little one. But her personality changed over the next year and a half or so and she became very umm...
Avatar m tn I drink a lot of water - to avoid getting dehydrated and getting kidney stones. And I have just recently started a protein diet and trying to cut out all sugar (in fruit and veg and milk). I never brush my tongue. Last year when I had a tooth repaired, my mouth was extremely dry and white and I put it down to the irritation of having had a new tooth done.
Avatar m tn I have been told by the first doc I saw weeks ago it wont be kidney stones as I would feel them all the time but this pain is as niggling and awful as gall stones which I had in my twenties. I agree though that it eases after being up an hour or so but each day goes by and I can feel it more and more in the day. I did some harsh movements twisting whilst swimming a couple of months ago and wonder if this could have torn anything.
709686 tn?1277435759 Things are going great then in August of 2004 had to have emergency because two diverticulum ruptured and I had 12 inches of my colon removed. A few months after that I had two ulcers perforate then the following year I had my gall bladder removed then a few kidney stones. I seemed to rebound froom all of that but about 2 years ago I noticed something strange begin to develop. I used to eat lots of ice cream whenn one day after eating a banana split I did not feel so good.
Avatar n tn I have a lot of diffrent illnesses such as fibramalagia arthritis under active thyroid, a degenarative spine, siatica and ibs. I have had kidney stones. I about every 6 weeks i get a severe pain going from back to front of my left rib cage,it hurts when i breath.The last bout i had i could,nt move my left arm as it hurt to do so. The pain lasted two hours or more and i felt really ill for the rest of the day.
Avatar n tn WATER 101 When I first started TX I read this forum and it was (and is)my main source of information 24/7. You ALL "drilled" into my head the IMPORTANCE and NECESSITY of water consumption during TX. Correct me if I'm wrong but the subject came up in every other thread, or maybe it just seemed like it... This information has helped me more than any one thing and I believe it is responsible for my lack of sx.