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fdmcall
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   Posted 2/17/2007 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
ok, fo ra little over 2 months ago now i have been having a very sore middle/upper back aches that aslo comes around my side and sometimes pains in my upper chest area. to the point i cant fuction normally. i went and seen my doctor, he said it was just a mechanical issue, refered me to physiotherapy(which i asked him to do). i still havent received an appoinment from them by the way. a week later it was still bad he put me on arthotec, which did nothing but make my stomach feel like i was getting stabbed. since around the same time i havent been feeling good, physically and mental wise(mental wise, because of the anxietey, he later told me the pain in my chest area were from GERD (which i dont have heartburn, and never feel blowted, and dont have exess gas,i have a health phobia) my legs and other parts of my body have been contantlly aching, this is getting worse. so aprox 3 weeks back i told him of this, he said to come in the followwing week fo a full medical, so i did, he has sent me for chest xrays, spine xrays, full blood work check, and the full medical in his office, everthing is good. this was when he told me i had GERD.i went into the hosptal emergency a couple weeks ago, because i was tired of my doctor telling me this and that, and i was getting those aching pains in my back and middle of my chest to the right area. so the doctor on call said being as this was an ongoing thing that he cant help me and that i should make an appointment with mt family doctor. but he did however send me for an upper ultra sound, my doctor calld me in after the results came in, he said that ihave multipl gallstones. but like i said i have been getting worse and worse, right now i am aching alover, my back , my legs, i have alot of chills also, i feel light headed.i am SO darn frustrated, i feel like nothing will be done until i am laying on my death bed, honestly. i know i have bad anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, GAD. and in the past my anxiety has gotten very bad. but i honeslty and feeling physically everyday. he put me on Remeron about 2-3 weeks ago ( these arent side effects from the meds) because this has been going like this from like i said over 2 months ago. the Remeron makes me feel very tired, and very groggy in the morning. i would love to get a second opinion from another doctor, but where i live there's not many doctors to choose from, and when i did try and make another appointment with another doctor, they tell me that they will not see me if i already have another doctor. i told my girlfiend a while back, maybe everyone will believe me about how i literally believe i am dying of something, then itll be to late. i cannot take this anymore, i dont know what to do. Francis 
 
p.s about an hour ago i took like 3 tylnel extra strenghth, 2 xanax, and an arthrotec pill, i feel a tiny bit better, lol,, probably cause im a bit stoned.later

Aussieangel
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   Posted 2/17/2007 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Please be careful with the pain meds and stuff you're taking.

I know what it's like to have doctors that won't listen, my last one told me I was looking for a fairytale ending and just needed a baby sitter for 3 months. (Even though I'd been going to them for a year and they still hadn't helped me properly with the anxiety and depression, he tried to turn it on me).

I'd honestly make the trip to a different town if I had to and get a second opinion. I do that now, it's a 20minute drive away but the docs there are much more understanding.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/17/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Did your doc say he expected the stones to pass on there own or what
'I would be demanding more info if it were I
you have that right and from what Ia hve been told the pain can be as bad or almost as bad as childbirth '
Please see him/her again and demand answers
They are suppose to work for us
You take care n keep us posted if it gets any worse go to ER IMO
Lyn
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/17/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyn is right, you have the right to a second opinion by another doctor. I agree, that if it gets really bad, you must go to the hospital. Gallstones can be so painful and when I was nursing, I notice that patients suffered a lot of pain in their shoulder blades when they had gallstones.
In the meantime, try to cut down on fatty foods as eating anything like that will make the pain worse. You need another opinion, you cannot stay in pain and doctors are there to help us, not leave us to suffer.

On another note - I tried remeron once, and that made me feel very tired and groggy and I couldnt continue taking it as I couldnt function with the tired feeling. This should wear off the longer you take it.

Take care and keep in touch

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