I am prone to kidney stones and had to go off keto to figure out if there was a way for me to do this. I read some research articles about supplementing with potassium citrate but haven’t read anything about this anywhere else. Anyone have experience or knowledge of this?
They are “probably calcium oxalate” (based on their appearance), to not drink too much caffeine and drink more water. I’ve had 2 ER visits, and a third at home for these, so I don’t know why he didn’t think further analysis would be helpful. Since I only don’t drink coffee, tea or soda, I’m not sure how I can drink less caffeine. Water and herb tea intake is abt 2-3 qts/day.
Increasing your citrate levels is one of the primary ways to protect yourself from calcium oxalate stones. This can come from potassium citrate, magnesium citrate, or even just lemon juice. Limiting high-oxalate foods, pairing oxalate foods with high-calcium foods, and drinking plenty of water will also be preventative.
I have lifelong kidney stones. I make big ones 13mm last one. Lots of trips to the blaster. My Dr prescribed potassium citrate 10MEQ 4 tablets a day. That is a LOT. It did make me feel sick so I had to build up. Ask your dr about the script.
I also take 800 mg magnesium citrate a day, not prescription, since my last big stone 2014 and still made a giant one by 2017. So….give it a try. I would get your Doc on board for monitoring. I have some little ones that we are watching. Good luck!