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I am curious to know what you all use for pain management when dealing with stones? I have been passing stones now every month and a half. While I know others have it much worse I am still frustrated by constantly being in pain. My condition has gone from the occasional stone to regular stones and preventative medications and fluids are not helping. I have a celiac and a bowl condition that is messing with my absorption or nutrients and seems to be getting worse. So all too often I find myself up in the middle of the night in agony with a stone. My urologist is extremely sketchy about prescribing opiates. While I totally understand why they are being like this I am frustrated because I have been a patient with the practice for over 12 years and have never shown any signs of opiate abuse. I use them when I need them. He now only prescribes 12 pills at a time which gets me through about 4-5 days when I am dealing with a stuck stone. I then have to go back to the office and pick up another script and be treated like a junky by the staff (maybe that is just in my head though?). For example, I had been in the office in December for pain meds. I passed 2 stones in December and 1 in January. I started having pain from another stone in March. When I went in to get pain meds the nurse tells me "This is the last time he is refilling this for you...you need to get this taken care of?" Uh...excuse me? I have even given them all my stones and gotten CT scans that show they are there. Now I find myself not taking pain meds and suffering for fear that it is going to get REALLY REALLY bad and I won't have any pills to take. In any event I am frustrated and wondering if anyone knows of any alternatives? I have been taking CBD oil but that is pretty limited in terms of pain management. Medical Marijuana has only recently been approved in our state and I don't have a condition that qualifies.
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