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Old 09-07-2005, 01:05 PM
irishgirl irishgirl is offline
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Do NOT drink alcohol if you have a kidney stone.
I'm serious, it's a very, very bad idea. Your kidneys are under enough pressure without adding the forced diuresis and dehydration that would result from large amounts of alcohol.



The best thing you can do is to keep moving, drink lots of water and get the strongest pain pills you possibly can from your doctor. This is assuming you already have had a definitive diagnosis that the stone is small enough to pass on its own.

The pain is from the spasms of the urinary tract as it tries to push out the stone, which is why it comes in waves or bursts.