I am sorry to hear you had such a hard time. My motto is if the pain does not ease with the pain medication I take within an hour, I call my dotcor. His exchange will reach him, or his call partner (they all have one!) As soon as your doctor realizes the frequency and severity of your pain, things will change. The biggest secret with pain is to keep ahead of it. DO NOT let it get that bad before seeking help. The worse it is, and the longer it goes on, the harder it will be to get past. I hope this helps some honey, and hope you are doing better now.