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Hi everyone - I've been diagnosed with multiple gallstones and seem to be having attacks 1 - 2 times a week. I've been to see the surgeon who said it's around a 20 week wait for surgery - I could have cried. The pain I get can usually last anything from half an hour to 8 hours and it feels like having one long contraction and a heart attack at the same time. I take Buscapan and the Doctor perscribed me Co-Codamol - which is fine but I find it doesn't kick in for around 4 hours!!!! I always call an ambulance now as I need gas and air to help ease the pain and they usuallly take me to hospital. The problem I have is the Co-codamol. Because it doesn't take effect for hours I seem to drift in and out of a dream like sleep and then it knocks me out for hours. I can't drive so I can't go to work and I feel so unwell after and attack. It leaves me feeling drained and feeling so sick. Can anyone recommend tablets that work straight away?? I am on a very low fat diet but I still get the attacks even if I eat toast with no butter!!! PLEASE CAN SOMEONE GIVE ADVICE
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