Not necessarily a remedy, but this is my first kidney stone which occurred the Monday before Christmas. At this point in time I still haven't passed it. Tonight I began to feel the aching pain in my back and decided to try one of the remedies listed. I did the lemon juice, acv, and olive oil. The most disgusting drink I've ever had, BUT the pain is subsiding. Now to pass this sucker!
I have been passing stones off and on for about 10 years now. It's the same typical story, go to the doc, they put you on pain meds and other drugs. I'm getting sick and tired of going to robot doctors. Well, about 7 years ago a friend of mine told me about an Asian medicine man that he goes to. At this point I was open to anything that could help. The old Asian medicine man put me on natural flax seed oil. I took 500 mg of this stuff and in one day my kidney stone had dissolved enough to pass with little pain. Now, I use it religiously when I'm passing stones.
It wasn't me but my mother. When I was a teenager, my mom came home from work in horrible pain. She opened the refrigerator took our the jar of dill pickles, poured all of the pickle juice in a glass and drank the whole thing. Then went to bed, in the morning she had no pain and no stone. The Pickle Juice dissolved it.
Last night, after watching my husband deal with extreme discomfort for nearly an hour, I mixed up one of the ideas here. I squeezed the juice of a lemon into a glass, added two tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of olive oil, and asked him to give it a try. Within fifteen minutes, he had stopped pacing the floor and was able to sit down. Soon after, he was asleep and slept throughout he night. This man is an MD and a Ph.D. He's still skeptical, saying the oil would not pass into the urine stream,but he is in the OR(working) this morning instead of us being in the ER last night!
After my third surgery in a very short period of time I was in pain yet again and decided to seek a new approach. I located a naturopathic physician and she insisted I go on 6 capsules a day of high potency chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri). I purchased a bottle of Disolvatol from her office and started taking it around lunch that day in between the severe pain waves. The pain dramatically reduced, and I passed that stone later that night. The naturopathic then set me on a lower maintenance dosage and had me take the capsules daily (2 per day... total of 450mg). 20 months later I haven't had a hint of a new stone. I repeat... NO STONES, and ZERO PAIN.
And here is the kicker: 2 weeks later I went back for another CT scan with my normal kidney doctor and he was stunned. There wasn't one stone, not a blip, not even a speck of stone and the last scan (before taking the capsules) showed a TON of stones all ready to put me through misery. I never noticed that I passed any stones. I guess they just dissolved as has been reported by so many here.
I'm a believer. I used to be so skeptical of anything homeopathic and herbal treatments but I'll never doubt them again without first trying them myself. I also tried ACV and lemons but the acid made me so sick on my stomach. If you haven't yet spoken to a naturopathic doctor please do yourself a favor and go for it.
I'm so eager to help anyone with doubts so if you have questions please place them as comments here and I'll check back to answer. Also I am active in the private group on Facebook for kidney stone sufferers if you are already there.
I won't lie. It made me smirk a little when my regular doctor (who previously said this would never work) had to admit something was working very well and told me to 'keep doing whatever you've been doing'.
I don't know if its possible to post photos on this site but I would love to share pics of my before and after scans.
I just want to say that I found this blog by accident. I have been dealing with stones for 13 years. Several stents lithotripsy you name it not to mention excruciating pain . I had a stone on Thursday trying to pass found this blog took the olive oil acv and lemon juice Friday, followed with just ax and lemon juice twice on Saturday and passed my stone Saturday night. It was a pretty big size to. Not sure if it was just coincidental or that concoction worked but I will be following up with maintenance shots of this to try and avoid future stones. Thank you all for the advice.
I use to have kidney stones and nothing help. After painful bout over and over my doctor told me that he is submitting to the health field that the caramel color in sodas etc causes stones and I should stop drinking it and drink at least one drink a day, (sprite, lemonade, etc) that contains citric acid. it will dissolve the stones before they are release. It has worked now for over 10 years.
First kidney stone cost me $20,000, of which $9,500 was just for the lithotripsy. Had another bout of it this week, and decided to try a remedy. I used equal parts of lemon juice, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar (2 Tablespoons each) and drank before bedtime. By morning, I had no pain, and felt great! Decided to drink it a couple more times to get the full benefit of the detox/cleanse. Was skeptical at first, but now highly recommend this.
My grandmother would tell you to sit on the floor and move as though you're rowing a boat. This has worked for members of my family when they have a kidney stone stuck.
Apple cider vinegar was the best thing my husband ever did for his kidney stone. He was in horrible pain and he was VERY afraid of the stone moving from the bladder to, um, its final journey. I had him try two oz of acv and I thought he was going to get sick! After I explained to him what it was supposed to do, he gave it another shot. Needless to say, he NEVER endured anymore pain. As for the stone, the only thing that passed was a mucus like substance with NO pain. Thank you to all who suggested apple cider vinegar. My husband thanks you too. He is a truck driver and all this hit him while on the road. We decided to do an ACV cleanse when he comes home to maybe prevent anymore kidney stones. I hope it works....and he is going to drink A LOT of water when he is home. To those of you who might second guess ACV for kidney stones, try it. It may taste horrible, but it worked for my husband...thankfully he didn't have to go thru the pain of the final journey of the kidney stone.