I thought a high protien diet was a good thing? I have a kidney stone :(

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    Feb 01, 2018 10:35 PM GMT
    WTF? I am not even recovered yet from aurtho knee surgery


    This full moon Lunar eclipse rushed me to ER yesterday when I woke up suddenly with abdominal pain, CT scan revealed a kidney stone, left side. First time ever, ive seen what blood in my urine looks like icon_eek.gif

    All of 2017 were medical issues for me, one after another, the most ive had in my entire life, at least nothing life threatening so far icon_confused.gif





    Peanuts, high in meatless protein, are my favorite snacks, they have caused my stone? Its not like I just started eating peanuts, why has this happened now? at this age? icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 01, 2018 10:51 PM GMT
    I'm not a doctor, and I don't even play one on TV. You can probably find a lot of suspected causes on the internet. Why now? Probably the deposition has been building up for some time, and only recently reached a critical size. What I do know (from a close relative having had the problem at age 63,) is that there is a long list of items he is no longer permitted to eat (if he doesn't want a recurrence)- Mostly things containing oxalic acid - including kale, spinach, rhubarb and cashews.
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    Feb 01, 2018 11:21 PM GMT
    HikerSkier saidI'm not a doctor, and I don't even play one on TV. You can probably find a lot of suspected causes on the internet. Why now? Probably the deposition has been building up for some time, and only recently reached a critical size. What I do know (from a close relative having had the problem at age 63,) is that there is a long list of items he is no longer permitted to eat (if he doesn't want a recurrence)- Mostly things containing oxalic acid - including kale, spinach, rhubarb and cashews.





    My blood work results in the ER were very strange as well. Ive been sick (cold/sinus, not flu) since last Friday, been taking OTC stuff, I was a bit dehydrated going into ER but I did not expect my Globulin and Glucose to be out of range (high), I am not nor have I ever been a diabetic.

    The Lymph white cell count were also out of range (low) probably fighting my cold sinus infection

    The size of my stone is 4mm, which ER tech said is "small" in comparison to some, the tech indicated, the stone was "high position in the kidney", something that fucking small can cause that amount of sudden pain? I thought the pain would occur in the tubing while it was trying to come out, not in the kidney itself icon_confused.gif

    I don't know what would be worse, 15 annoying health issues, or one life threatening one...they both fuck up your life in some way icon_evil.gif

    While trying to recover from both knee surgery and a mucus driven sinus cold, now I have to drown myself in water, I wont even know if and when the stone comes out or not. Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon water have both been mentioned to dissolve stone as well as sonic ultrasound, vibration 'machine' will break up the stone so its easier to pass

    Alright, enough with all this medical stuff, I would like to get on with life !icon_confused.gif

    The stone must have been on its way of out kidney icon_confused.gif

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    Feb 02, 2018 9:31 PM GMT
    If you haven't already, it sounds like you need to cut way back on sodium and caffeine. Get protein from somewhere other than meat. Increase hydration. Those peanuts need to be unsalted.

    Ask your doctor if drinking nonfat milk will help you.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Feb 03, 2018 12:52 AM GMT
    I've been taking kidney cleanse supplements. They should help too
  • barefootlover

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    Feb 05, 2018 8:48 PM GMT
    I've been blessed with good health, but after age 50, many begin having medical issues. I have not had any kidney stones and I eat a lot of nuts, but foods affect people in different ways. Being active will help support a healthy immune system, but a lot of medical issues may be because of hereditary issues. My grandparents lived to be over 90 and my dad is 92 and mother is 86 and both are still very active for their age yet. I come from a family who did not have office or sedentary jobs, but very physical labor all their life. So many jobs today are so sedentary and there is very little physical labor. I was also raised on home grown food and even to this day I eat a lot of wild berries, fish from cold lakes here in Wisconsin, and venison meat, which is all natural foods without all those preservatives in a typical food store. I still have blackberries in the freezer and fish. Whereas some people have problems eating certain foods, I have not had any issues with any particular foods or nuts. Your body can process food better when you have an active lifestyle and good genes in your family also helps a great deal.
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    Feb 05, 2018 9:04 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidIf you haven't already, it sounds like you need to cut way back on sodium and caffeine. Get protein from somewhere other than meat. Increase hydration. Those peanuts need to be unsalted.

    Ask your doctor if drinking nonfat milk will help you.


    I've been eating peanuts and popcorn loaded with salt and salting foods all my life and I have had no issues from salt. I don't drink soda, though, which has a lot of sodium.
  • barefootlover

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    Feb 05, 2018 9:37 PM GMT
    When you pass the stone, that will be very painful, too.
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    Feb 07, 2018 7:12 AM GMT
    Interesting, my brother is telling me to use apple cider vinegar, not just any though, this particular brand, type and with mother

    I haven't tried it yet, I have the regular kind of acv


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