I noticed the water problem. I was never good at drinking enough water - that is probably why I got my kidney stone 2 years ago. I have been better at drinking. I notice that if I ever drink something with caffiene or even one beer then I am hurting pretty bad later on. I have cut out most things in my diet that seemed to cause pain. one thing I am battling now is the urgency factor. Usually the urgency is there but not so insistant. I can ignore it for the most part knowing that I really dont have to go (it is annoying trying to go to the bathroom when your bladder is really empty). I think the urgency is caused by the bladder spasming. But anyways - sometimes the urgency is sooooooo strong that I cannot ignore it or anything. it makes me sooo restless and then it causes even more pain. this lasts a day or two. i try to combat it by drinking constantly all day - that eventually works. but i can;t figure out what triggers that. have you ever experienced that? it is magnified 10x the normal urgency feeling. i think sometimes that the urgency is worse than the pain since several pain pills eventually cure that. the urgency you never know when it will go away. my doctor tried to fix this by doubling my dosage on detropan - the anticramping med. I always used to be one who hated taking pills - now I live my life around taking these pills. any ideas??!!