Hi Flower Lady,
I am on Zelnorm but I have insurance. I pay $40 for a 1 month supply. If I remember correctly (from the 1st time I got it, my insurance then didn't cover it) it was $80 or $90. This stuff is expensive! Well, I am also pretty sure the price varies depending where you are in the world; even if you are in the US (like me) every state, city and pharmacy are differenct.
In the long run, your best bet is to search the net for health insurance. I have insurance and I still spent close to $3K getting an IBS diagnosis.
Are you taking probiotics? If your tongue and throat are irritated it could be related to your guts. I'm sure it can be any number of things but you might want to try something OTC to see if it helps. Could you have Thrush (sp?)? Probiotics are fabulous for combating a yeast overgrowth (works great for women with it in their nether regions).
If you are suspecting gallbladder problems you should have an ultra sound and a hida scan. Do you have bile, burning, or yellow BMs? Those can all be signs of GB problems.
Hope you feel better soon... hang in there!
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