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For 5 weeks I have been struggling with pain in my right side which radiates round to my right upper back. I was first taken to a&e with severe pain in my right side which came on suddenly at work. After a manic night in a&e I was discharged with only strong cocodamol and told possibly kidney or gall stones. I went to my gp a week later still in pain to find they had not referred me for an ultrasound which the hospital had put in my notes for them to do. Less then a week later after over 8 hrs of agonising pain I headed back to a&e who gave me an appointment next day for the ultrasound which showed nothing except a slightly dilated bile duct. They refered me for an endoscopy (which I'm still waiting for) told me to cut out fatty/spicy foods and gave me omeprazole yet I never get indigestion or heart burn so this confuses me as to why i need an endoscopy. I have been back to my gp 2 more times in pain but just get told there's nothing they can do. I went to the out of hrs last night and she was shocked that I haven't been referred for a ct scan or mri and that she thinks the endoscopy is a waste of time because my pain is at the right side not the left. I'm now back at my gp this morning but I'm not holding my breath. I have been of work for 3 week so far because I barely get 2 days without an agonising "attack" and I am on my feet all day at work. I am barely eating or sleeping and I'm so fed up that nothing seems to be done. I was prescribed cocodamol 30/500mg and when I have an attack these don't even touch the pain so it seems pointless. I use heat pads tried warm baths etc which slightly ease things. Sometimes the attacks can last anything up to 2 days with severe pain going to dull then back to severe and when it stops I'm left feeling very sore. All of my blood tests come back normal so the only thing the have is my pain and a slightly dilated bile duct. I'm so frustrated how long this has taken so far and that I don't see anything getting sorted soon. Has anyone else had similar problems? Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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