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I had my first kidney stone at the age of 34, 1 cm stone that was surgically removed and stent put in for a week. For year she now I have taken magnesium citrate and no symptoms since (I am now 39). In December I had an ultrasound of my lower body for a ruptured ovarian cyst and low and behold they saw 4 stones in my left kidney and 1 in my right. I wanted to cry.
I did research online as I was preparing for how I would deal with multiple stones and found the first new thing that has been posted in the journal of urology in years as a possible way to treat kidney stones. Hydroxycitrate! They are testing this on rats and showing that they can actually help dissolve stones. I found it on amazon and started taking it Jan 2-Feb 28.in the meantime I visited my urologist and showed him what I was taking, he told me to keep taking it but most likely we would need to remove them somehow from my kidneys if they did not pass. I told him I would get rid of them. He ordered a CT scan with contrast for mid March.
the results of the scan showed signs of “no urinary calculi” with the radiologist noting in comparison to ultrasound of Dec/17 showing 4. The ultrasound said each stone was around 4mm.
This is what I did
drank much more water a day
took hydroxycitrate 500-750mg a day for 1.5 months
I am sharing this in hopes to help anyone dealing with kidney stones. I will now take a monthly maintenance dose of hydroxycitrate (4 days a month) to prevent regrowth of any stones.
Just google hydroxycitrate and you will find the new studies they are conducting on rats.
Hydroxycitrate is a byproduct of garcinia Cambodia (yes stuff dr oz was promoting years ago for weight loss). The only supplement I could find of just that was on amazon canada
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