Went to Gastro recently and told him the diarrhea had abated and I had been dieting up until my daughter came to visit and I fell off the bandwagon, but I was going back on my diet, and I asked if I could have something for the stomach acid, which was bad during the whole time while dieting. So, he gave me a new script for generic protonix and I took it a couple days later and within an hour I was in pain. It wasn't so severe that I was throwing up, but I couldn't even lift up my purse it was so bad. I took a Tramadol that had been prescribed for my hip pain, but it barely put a dent into the pain. It took the edge off a little for a couple hours, then it was like I didn't take anything at all. It's been 4 days now and I've always had some pain from the liver, which is enlarged and fatty, but nothing like this. It hurts up into my right shoulder and its a sharp stabbing pain high up closer to the sternum with a dull ache too and it even bothers to be sitting with my back leaned up against anything or moving a certain way will cause pain. Anyway, how do you know if it's liver, gallbladder or even stomach that's causing the pain and I have an appointment with the GP Tuesday, but didn't want to go to the ER just yet and I'm trying to hold out til then, but it's hard. My sister and my mother both have had their gallbladder removed and my Dad and sister also have had ulcers. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!