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Old 10-13-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Any suggestions on dissolving kidney stones? My DH has them for the second time and the Dr wants to break them up. He would like to try and dissolve them, has anyone had luck with this?
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Once they get big enough that they need to be cracked, chances of dissolving them are slim. There are preventative measures - read some of the other threads.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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I had one once and a friend gave me a homeopathic called "stone dissolve" - now the premise of homeopathics is the extreme dilution so I figured it would be safe and darned if it didn't work. They said it was too big to pass before then, then they were very puzzled that it was "gone" just like that.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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I had one once and a friend gave me a homeopathic called "stone dissolve" - now the premise of homeopathics is the extreme dilution so I figured it would be safe and darned if it didn't work. They said it was too big to pass before then, then they were very puzzled that it was "gone" just like that.
I tried to find this product online but no luck. Do you know where to get it?
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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No, I am afraid not - it was nearly 30 years ago.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Any suggestions on dissolving kidney stones? My DH has them for the second time and the Dr wants to break them up. He would like to try and dissolve them, has anyone had luck with this?
Do you know how big the stone is? I've had some luck dissolving smaller stones by drinking water with lemon juice. One cup of lemon juice per gallon of water (and he has to drink the whole gallon by the end of each day--not all at once, of course).
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Depending on the type of stone, the urologists I work for stress lots of natural lemonade...which the water and lemon is...and decreased animal protein for calcium oxalate stones. If another type that is predominant, there are supplements to take also. If the stone is large, there is probably no answer but to have it broken...then do the prevention
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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Having endured the pain of kidney stones just once (and your DH has gone through it twice!!) I'd take the docs advice and blast them. I was willing to let the doc dig them out with a pocket knife, it would have hurt less than the kidney stones. And I've heard the pain is worse for men....
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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Yes, decreasing animal protein is important. And stop drinking cola immediately! Cola makes those stones get bigger and harder, it's one of the worst things you can digest if you're prone to stones.
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Thanks but he doesn't eat meat that much, maybe once a week and never drinks cola. He only drinks water, lemonade and occasionally Sprite.
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