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.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.