Posted by Lindsey (Portsmouth, NH) on 02/16/2008
[YEA] Last Saturday morning I felt like I had a UTI, went to the ER because I was very uncomfortable and there was blood in my urine. Initial culture indicated no infection, but I was prescribed the antibiotic Bactrim. The Bactrim provided no relief from my symptoms (constant feeling of needing to urinate, very uncomfortable pressure in what felt like my urethra). Quickly developed mild allergic reaction to the sulfur in the Bactrim (canker sores in my mouth),' and asked for another antibiotic at the Dr. s office. They took a second urine culture, which was also negative for signs of infection, but had trace amounts of blood. I was prescribed Cipro and asked to to to the hospital for an ultrasound. The ultrasound revealed a 1cm kidney stone at the very end of my ureter, just at the junction of the ureter and the bladder. The Dr. called quickly thereafter saying I would likely need to undergo some type of procedeure to have the stone removed. I then found this site, spent a long time reading the posts and decided to try the lemon and olive oil.
At 10:00pm on Thursday evening I drank 2 oz of lemon juice and sopped up about 1.5 oz of olive oil with some bread. At 6:30am the following morning I noticed the pain was gone in what felt before like my urethra, but now that I have a better understanding of where the ureter meets with the bladder, I knew it had been coming from the spot where the stone was seen. They are extremely close together! Ten minutes later I had, with some serious trepidation, peed out a stone that was 5mm in width. I was thrilled, felt significantly better, and continued taking a few oz. of straight lemon juice and some olive oil (always with bread) throughout the day.
Nothing else visible has come out, but I feel 100% better and can't wait to get the reaction from the Urologist I'm scheduled to see Monday morning! Thanks for this site- I feel as if it saved me from enduring more pain, and a medical procedure to eliminate the stone (not to mention the money it would have cost).
Three month ago I began taking supplemental calcium at the suggestion of my Doctor. I have since read in a number of studies that supplemental calcium (opposed to dietary calcium) is correlated with a higher incidence of kidney stones. If the results from the lab indicated that the stone I passed is the Calcium Oxylate variety, the mystery will be solved!