About four years ago I had my first experience with kidney stones. I wasn't real thrilled with the urologist I used at that time but didn't have any more problems for about a year. Then all of a sudden WHAM!!! I have 5 all in the left side. I went to a different urologist and began a long and draining string of lithotripsies. By the end of the year, I had endured 23 kidney stones at least - 6 lithotripsies and 2 stints. I have no idea how many I have had as every time I go back after lithotripsy, I have new ones popping up. For some reason they are always in my left side. Bent double in pain and uncontrollable vomitting - I don't know which is worse at times. For the last two years, I am never without some degree of pain either in my left flank or left back. Some days it is worse than others. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving I had lithotripsy for a 7mm stone. Since that I have been nauseated constantly. Some days the phenergan keeps me from vomiting but the nausea is so aggravating. Today I read somewhere that stones in the left kidney tend to cause way more nausea than stones in the right. Does anybody know anything about why this is? I have made an appointment to see a nephrologist in January! Hope this yields more information. They have no explanation for why I keep making stones and no suggestions to slow down the process. Changes in diet have not helped. Would love any advice or information anyone has.