So I’ve just spent 3 glorious days in hospital with bloody kidney stones
Absolute agony, and the cause could be the D3 that I take daily ??
It all started last Friday when I started to get a pain in my right side that eventually just keeled me over.
After about an hour the pain passed and everything seemed to settle down, until Sunday night when the same pain came back but this time far far more intense plus I just could not pass any urine, no matter how long I waited I just could not go to the toilet.
It was horrendous.
So a visit to the local A&E soon found me being admitted for CT scans and the usual rounds of blood tests ect.
Outcome was kidneys stones that had dislodged and were making their way down through the kidney, however as yet they have not made a grand entrance into the open day light, that experience is yet to come !!!
The Urologist explained that taking high dosages of D3 could well be the initial cause of the stones as it leaves high amounts of calcium in the bladder, plus, and I didnt know this, people with MS are far more prone to kidney stones than people without MS, even if they are not taking D3, but taking it only adds to the problem.
Something to do with how the bladder malfunctions when you have MS.
I have done a bit of research and there is evidence to confirm this.
So it begs the question, is taking D3 worth the gamble, because there seems to be far more evidence to say high doses of D3 cause more kidney damage than it does good when treating the actual MS !
Afterall theres still not 100% proof that taking D3 helps to combat MS, but there is proof it can lead to kidney damage.
Like I said to the Urologist, It’s a catch 22 for us with MS, we take something thinking it may help, but in the long term it could be doing more damage.