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IV Dilaudid for Kidney Stone Pains?

Discussion in 'Hydromorphone' started by RoflFries, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. RoflFries

    RoflFries Silver Member

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    Aug 4, 2009
    27 y/o Male from U.S.A.
    Today swim's Ex Girlfriends dad woke up with severe pain in his back and fits of vomiting. Swim and his ex girlfriend took her father to the emergency room and while swim and his ex where in the hospital room the doctor comes out with an syringe that he connects to the already in place IV and injects said liquid. Out of swims curiosity for opiates and a constant interest to learn and find out whats going on in situations like this, swim asked what swims ex's father was getting injected with. The doctor proceeded to say that he was giving her father Dilaudid. Swim might just be shocked, and this may be a common opiate to give patients in such pain and/or in said circumstance. But swim found that to be quite the potent pain killer to give someone suffering from kidney stones. Swims going to stop rambling and get to the point. Is Dilaudid not uncommon when it comes to these kinds of problems?? Swim's sure a good handful of the community on DF have suffered from kidney stones and would like to see how dosing varies from hospital to hospital, or maybe even state to state, city to city?
  2. Snouter Fancier

    Snouter Fancier Gold Member

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Male from U.S.A.
    In the US, Dilaudid/hydromorphone is a common pain medication for many painful medical conditions, including kidney stone. Kidney stone is often excruciatingly painful, and strong narcotics are necessary for pain relief.

    BTW, you won't get an accurate idea of how pain medication dosing for kidney stone varies from place to place just by asking here. There are surely variations from region to region, hospital to hospital, and doctor to doctor, but these variations are dwarfed by variations from patient to patient for reasons related to the individual patient's condition. These reasons are impossible to know without being able to review every patient's chart. I.e., this is a subject for medical research. No useful information can be obtained by simply asking random individuals who have had kidney stones.
  3. Holly021255

    Holly021255 Newbie

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    May 25, 2010
    Female from U.S.A.
    SWIH's had an ungodly amount of kidney stones, and although she lives in a state that severely restricts access to opiates/opioids, whenever she's gone to the ER complaining of kidney stone pain and a doctor verifies this, she's been given as much IV hydromorphone/Fentanyl/oxymorphone as she needed. The only trouble is convincing ER staff to believe her, as kidney stones are kinda rare in people SWIH's age, but once they do, it's pretty much a no holds barred thing, in terms of pain management. Of every single painful/uncomfortable condition SWIH's ever had in her life (including cold turkey heroin WD, falling on her back and cracking it on a table edge, subsequent slipped discs, being injected with naloxone to reverse a heroin OD, plus lots of other things) kidney stones are hands down, the absolute worst. SWIH's never given birth, but she's had lots of women tell her that natural childbirth is a piece of cake compared to kidney stones. If someone has a stone, most doctors will give them highly potent narcotics, as passing even a tiny stone is one of the most excruciating experiences in existence.
  4. chukbzle

    chukbzle Silver Member

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    Oct 8, 2007
    Male from U.S.A.
    a freind said:
    in the Usa get a GOOD understanding doctor because swim has had ALOT of kidney stones and can see how ANYONE could abuse Some sorta pain med.swims stones all hurt so badd he felt alone .like he was dying.only to hear
    hey we Cant give u more than 30percs for a week!!
    .even though swim was told hed b outa pain he WASNT if someone had pain meds swim woulda got the longest lasting ones and or the strongest cuz with only a 5-30mg tolerance that was looked at as "nothing" later became a 10-20(up to 60 30mgs a day-not cheap id imagine) 30mg IVed a day just to not feel too bad of cramps to focus on life and thats NOT covered by insurance like the first visit was