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    Rose4203 posted:
    So i have had gallstones (confirmed by ER doctors) for about 6 years now. I know long time. But every time i have attempted to get referred to a gastro-something or other, something came up with my insurance. I know, my responsibility to make stuff happen. However i have a daughter that has serious medical problems, so i haven't been focusing on myself. Until recently, my pain has gotten worse. I have changed my diet, and so on. But for the past week and a half, its constant pain. Nothing relieves it either, Ibuprofen, tylenol, hydrocodene, etc. I have gone to the ER once in this past week, and the doctor gave me some pain meds and sent me home. Literally that is all he did. I have never had a HIDA scan either. I just don't know what to do. I'm in a lot of pain, and can't really even take care of my 2 children. So i guess my question is what have you done to make the doctor's listen to you? and what has relieved your pain? and any other suggestions?? Please I'm desperate.
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    thickage responded:
    Do you have acid reflux? You could always tell your primary care physician that you believe you have damage to your esophagus and need a referral to a GI specialist for an endoscopy. Where's your pain located?

    I would suggest sticking to a low-fat diet and attempt to weed out possible allergies to lactose and/or gluten.


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