I had to go to the ER Saturday night with the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. I could barely move. I was moving a washing machine earlier that day. The pain started shortly after in my lower right back, then moved around to the lower abdomen and felt like somebody had kicked me in the groin. I took a codeine and felt better, then in no time the debilitating pain came. I'm one to suck it up, but I thought something was seriously wrong, so when my girlfriend said we needed to go to the ER, I agreed right away!:dribble: After waiting about 6 hours, I was diagnosed with a 3-4mm kidney stone, just small enough for me to pass it on my own. My question to the brotherhood is: am I gonna know when it's about to pass so I can dope up ahead of time, or will I just be taking a random leak and WHAM! the pain hits? Needless to say, this is something I'm not looking forward to. I'm disappointed that I'm only 28 and in good health, but already have a stone. I drink water like a camel, but my diet is sometimes bad, and my grandfather had them so I think I am genetically predisposed to stones. I'll keep you all posted. If you hear a loud scream in the days ahead, that will probably be me!