Anonymous wrote:Hibiscus (aka red tea, roselle, etc) is another herbal therapy for kidney stones that is also a diuretic. By increasing the flow of water through the kidneys, the concentration of oxalate and other stone forming substances is decreased, and instead of adding to the crystals in the kidneys, watery urine helps dissolve them. This process is not quick enough for most people, but hydration is very important for kidney stones.
A diet high in potassium, magnesium, citrates, and bicarbonates is also beneficial. There are several that fit the bill - DASH, alkaline, Mediterranean, raw foods, etc ... lots of fresh fruits and veggies
Some foods are naturally high in oxalate, and this risk can be reduced by consuming a bit of dairy with them. The calcium binds up the oxalate and very little is able to move from the gut to the bloodstream, so the kidneys have less to worry about. Some foods that are high in oxalate include spinach, sorrel, star-fruit, rhubarb, chocolate and tea.
Some of you are going to shudder, but I passed a kidney stone only using marijuana for pain. It sucked, I don't recommend it. I was in a bad place, life is better now, though still no insurance for me.
Oh, lucky you. I didn't get anything at all - mine passed while I was waiting to be seen.
Marijuana is sometimes useful for chronic pain, but does little or nothing for acute pain.