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I am very new to CKD in fact still in testing phases. My GP has been incredibly unhelpful, even prescribing me ibuprofen for the kidney pain. Yes I questioned him and told him I wasn't interested in taking that... didn't change the prescription. I still won't take it.
My GFR is 49 and my kidneys, yes both hurt, often. It is not severe pain, but it's constant pain always seeming to change exact location. From twinges and spasms at the top of the kidneys, to low abdominal pain, to resting position overall pain.
I don't see a specialist for another 3 weeks and I can't seem to find anything legitimate to help with the pain. I've tried heat, and at first it was comforting but then pain increased. Ice has the same reaction. First great, then more pain. If these are safe, which I find contradicting evidence about and why I'm asking, should I just do it for a smaller length of time? Is one better than the other? Or are one or both bad for the kidneys?
Is there anything else that I can take to help with the pain? Obviously nothing prescribed is an option because of my GP and wait for specialist. So I need something natural I can buy over the counter. Please someone help me, I'm quite frustrated, in pain, and feeling quite hopeless. ??
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