Julie, please be sure and take the Epsom Salts . The magnesium sulfate helps relax your bile ducts and makes the flush much easier and more effective. Mix a little lemon or lime jice with the Epsom Salt drink and the taste isn't too bad. On my last flush I squeezed the juice of half a lime into the drink, then as soon as I got it down I sucked on the lime a little. I didn't swallow the pulp, just got some of the pure juice. That sure made things easier.
I hope you have great results with your flush, they are amazing, but it often takes several to get full benefit. Don't let that doctor scare you. It sounds she she is hearing the sound of an expensive operation flittering away. If you can, see a good naturopath to help guide you on a more natural and healthy way back to better health.