Baking Soda Anyone?

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Since I cant take Flomax, my urologist has suggested that I add 1 Tablespoon of baking soda to water or lemonade 2x daily and drink it down. Supposed to break up the kidney stone and make it easier to pass. Have any of you ever heard of this/tried this?

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    Hi Scareddcat    Want to share what I take.  I mix 3 parts of cranberry juice with 

    1 part real lemon juice.  Shake well, add ice and I call it my sunrise or sunset depending on the time of day or night.  This mix along with my Herb called

    Chanca Piedra, ( comes in a capsule )  Really does help to pass the stones as 

    long as they aren't Huge of course.  I have stones in both kidneys and I pass stones as frequently as 3 times a week. Hate to admit it, but seems my body is a strange one as I keep producing them.  Even had many surgeries to remove them.  So give it try.  I wish you all the best.  Take care

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      Thanks Faith in him. I appreciate your input. I can't even imagine passing 3 stones in a week. I've practically got my life on hold waiting for the one to pass! How do you deal with the pain and nausea when they are passing? Do you go to the hospital each time? I live in constant fear. I can't swallow pills (or capsules) which is why Doc suggested the baking soda.

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      Hi Scareddcat

      Well I have pain from other medical issues that I have.  Safe to say that I have pain daily from one thing or another.  You learn to live with it.  Luckily I do not get nausea very often with the stones.  Sometimes I can pass these stones with very minimal pain.  When it is severe, I will take 

      one muscle relaxer to ease the spasms.  I use a heating pad and sometimes, I wait it out.  If I thought a stone was stuck, pain off the charts, or bleeding then yes I would go to the hospital.  Most of the time I'm home and I deal with it. I have problems with my liver and spleen so I mostly use Herbs that are safe and no over the counter medications.

      I listen to my favorite music which is uplifting.  I Pray a lot and of course drink lots of my cranberry & lemon juice.  I wish you the best and you hang in there and take care!

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    A friend told me about Robinson's Lemon Barley Water recently so I am trying that.

    Had a really bad episode of stomach pain on Friday and another one at lunchtime today.

    If I am still like this tomorrow I will ring the surgery and say that someone has got to work out what is going on here. It's another 5 weeks till I see the urologist in Bristol and that is just a consultation not an operation date.

    Hope your baking soda works. Take care and keep in touch

    Love Sarah xxx

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    I passed 13 stones in a 72 hour period. I had kidney stones for over 40+ years. My body made kidney stones but now it doesn't. I have been taking Potassium Citrate for the last 7 years & it works for me.

    My Urologist told me he had never had a patient have a recurring kidney stone, if they took this stuff.

    It works for me. ALL KIDNEY STONERS NEED TO DO A SEARCH for POTASSIUM CITRATE on their computer.

    It cost me $125 for a 90 day supply. I take 1500+ mgs twice a day .

    A urologist makes a living  removing stones ,  NOT PREVENTING STONES WOULD HURT THEIR INCOME.


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      Wow, this is sure worth looking into.  I've had stones in both kidneys for a year and a half.

      They keep coming back.  This would be a blessing for sure.  I pass stones sometimes 3 times a week.  It is just unbelievable and I would really love to have this illness over with it.

      I will definitely be checking this out.  Thank you stonefree  Best wishes to you 

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