Sorry to hear you've had such a hard time. Maybe you should find a new GI...someone who will actually take care of you.
Answer to Kittikatt- if I call first thing in the morning and don't hear back by noon I call again. Then I call again before 4 p.m. if I still haven't heard back. You hate to be a pain, but it's so hard when you are feeling sooooo crappy and want some answers. I think you have to keep bugging them every 3-4 hours until you've been heard. At my GI office, I have to leave a message with the front desk to get a hold of my GI's nurse. Sometimes they fail to give the message to the nurse.
OH man I would be so pissed!!!! And I would make sure to tell your GI doctor how you feel. That's one thing I'm not affraid of. I had to let my GI doctor know how I felt about him a few weeks ago. We're cool again. lol
When I have to call my GI doctor, I almost always have to leave a voice message. I don't know what his receptionist does for a living, but she NEVER answers the phone so it goes to voice mail. lol I leave a brief message and wait for my doctor to call me back. If its a tuesday, I don't hear from him until 8pm. Any other days if I don't hear from him by about 2pm then I know he won't call me back until after 6pm. But he does call me back.