I have had gallstone symptoms every few days for the past 6 weeks. The attacks of pain last for up to 5 hours and leave me drained. I also vomit sometimes. The pain is in the centre beneath my breasts and radiates to my shoulders and upper abdomen. It causes me to shiver. The GP initially thought I had IBS. He sent me for an ultrasound which identified gallstones. The GP won't do anything about the gallstones and has decided I need to consider antidepressants for stress and return to work. How do I get him to refer me on because the symptoms are not easing? I don't know when the symptoms will come upon me. The IBS medication prescribed has no effect. I am returning to work in just over a week's time.
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