In the past three weeks, the pain has been back again. It usually comes with strong, persistent thirst. I wondered if there are any supplements that could help reduce this inflammation. In the process of searching for supplements that would help, I came across this list of 17 drugs and supplements that, according to the American Society of Nephrology, have been associated with kidney inflammation. One of them, to my surprise, was L-Lysine, which I have been taking at a "maintenance dose" ever since my outbreak of the shingles.
It's probably important for anyone who takes supplements to check this list and make sure they are not potentially damaging their kidneys.