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Last time I passed a kidney stone I went to the ER and was given Toradol IV. I am preparing to pass a kidney stone again and have a prescription for Hydrocodone. Which would be my best bet? ER with Toradol IV? Or stay at home with the Hydrocodone?

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    Depends on your level of pain and the size of the stone. Toradol kills the pain instantly. It's for unbearable pain. Hydrocodone will help with mild/moderate pain. Is it the 1mm stone you mentioned earlier? If it is, I'm willing to bet you will be fine with the hydrocodone. Let us know how it's going and good luck!

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    Hi Scareddcat

    Well I agree that it depends on the size of the stone you will be passing.  Only you know how much pain you 

    can tolerate.  So if it is something you can deal with, I'd say stay home and use the Hydrocodone and only if

    you really need it, as you can get addicted to this drug.  Now if it becomes Severe Pain, then you could always

    go to the ER and ask for Toradol via IV  which would help with the Severe pain must faster.  So really it will be up to you to make that decision as to how bad the pain is, and if you can tolerate it.  Best Wishes to you ~ Faith

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