Pain Releaf before kidney stone surg.

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    I was diagnosed with 8.5mm kidney stone via C-T scan Monday morning. On Tuesday I had pre-op x-rays, blood work and urinalysis done. My Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) won’t begin until Monday – 5 freakin’ days from today!!! In the mean time, I was prescribed Hydrocodone (Valium/Tylenol at 5mg/500mg per tablets). I’m to take 1 or 2 of those tablets every 4 to 6 hours for pain. My lower right flank pain feels like Mike Tyson trying to punch and claw his way out of my hip. DAM# it hurts. I’ve also seemed to have lost my appetite and lost some bowel movement times (I have not been doing “number 2” as often as I had a few days ago and I don’t know if that lack is related to the stone). I’ve been pushing 2.5 pills every 4 hours some times. I hope I don’t suffer overdose. I was told that I could get a stint. I turned it down. I don’t know what trouble, embarrassment, cost, nuisance, and pain it might cause versus the benefit. Sometimes I am a whisker’s width from deciding to go to Emergency Room. Yet, after I take (overtake) pain medicine, I fell okay for a few hours. Any advice?
     
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    call your PCP and go to the ER.
     
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    i bet they have your ass on vicodin.....that stuff sucks....for some it works for some it doesnt....you need to call your doc and get them to change the pain killer
     
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    Hydrocodone is codeine and Tylenol. Codeine can actually make you constipated, so I wonder why they put you on that? Drink lots of water and lie flat on your back, that might help a little. :cool: Call your doctor.



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    Tylenol has never worked for me. I had some awful tooth pain from a fracture in it and the only thing that worked for me was Advil.
     
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    I doubt you could OD on that little amount even if you were taking 4-5 pills at a time, but you can get hooked very easily. I agree the constipation is prolly from the pills, they tend to dry people out. Call your doctor or go to the ER, life's too short to suffer needlessly.
     
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    drink beer....around here they tell you to try to pass the stone by drinking heavily....
     
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    If you can't control the pain by taking the medication as ordered, then you need to call your doc. Narcotics are constipating. The med contains tylenol, and the max dose (of tylenol) in 24 hours shouldn't exceed 4000 mg.
     
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    Your doc should have explained all of that to you. Since he obviously didn't, call him and ask.

    A stent is to keep the opening of the ureter patent.

    Ureteric stent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Thanks everyone. I got a powdered laxative and a more powerful anti-pain medicine (by prescription). I’m feeling quite a bit better. At least I’ll live another week. I’m still a bit nervous about having lithotripsy Monday. They said that I will be x-rayed during it and that I would be under anesthesia. Shucks. Without understating my idea too much, I thought that they would just dump you in a big vat of water and vibrate it really hard.
     

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