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I had a scan some five years ago and was told then that I had gallstones. They'd never really flared up before, maybe once or twice lasting for a few hours then disappearing for months. For the last week, I have been in constant pain, I can't sit or lie still or concentrate on anything, it doesn't even let off for a few hours, it's always there.
I went to the after hours doctors and he gave me buscopan which I've been taking for 3 days so far and they relieve the pain, if I'm lucky, for around 10 minutes then it comes back. He told me to see my gp to set up a scan and discuss surgery, but I can't get an appointment with my gp for over a month. The on,y painkillers I have are paracetamol and ibuprofen. I don't feel sick with it, just abdominal and lower back pain, so I don't think they count it as severe enough to admit me to hospital for surgery. What can I do? They can't really expect to live with this for months?
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