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Gout and Pseudogout

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    What it's really like to live with gout

    In our recent feature, Dr Laurence Knott describes his experience of living with gout: https://patient.info/health/arthritis/features/what-its-really-like-to-live-with-gout Feel free to discuss here

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  • Alupurinol causing gout outbreak

    Hi everyone. I’ve recently been diagnosed with a kidney condition which my consultant thinks may have been the cause of previous gout attacks. I was put on allopurinol to lower the uric acid levels and warned it may result in a gout attack. Well, it did, and I could not walk for days. The gout attacked...

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  • Lump on big toe joint after gout

    I am 36 yo and had massive gout attack just before New Year, i had 4-5 attacks over the past 5 years but this one was the longest and most painful. I was taking painkillers and indomethacin and it managed to get rid of it after 2 weeks of pain and misery, however, there is lump left on my big toe joint...

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  • diet and weight loss and celery seed

    Just want to share what I guess is good news, my uric acid down to 5.6, probably the lowest it's been in a long time.  And I haven't had either a gout or pseudo-gout attack in going on two years. Due to some other medical issues and their resolution I've finally been able to lose some...

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  • Prolonged Gout Pain

    Hi all let me give you a brief history...I passed a kidney stone in my late twenties and have suffered approx. 10 gout attacks since then and im now 42. I drink rarely and eat a relatively balanced diet. In the past my gout has been managed with Diclofenac and lasted only a few days. However I have suffered...

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  • pseudogout in neck

    So I woke up in the middle of the night and my neck was so stiff I couldn't turn in either direction, and it hurt fairly seriously from even tiny movements.  Could this be pseudogout? ​At first I figured I just tweaked it, but the stiffness lasted through the day.  I finally started wondering...

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  • Gout after year on Uloric

    I am hoping to get some help with my chronic gout.  I just turned 47 and have had off and on for about 8 years. I tried getting on uloric and allp a couple times but never stuck with it because side effects.  Well last year in February (17) when the attacks became more frequent so I decided...

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  • 2nd gout flare up & a few questions

    Folks, I thought I was in the clear. I've been on Allopurinol since my first very intense flare up that lasted over a month, and left my foot disfigured with trophi. I've had at least 4 UA tests since then, and I've seen the number fall to 5.7mg/dl in March. I was starting to feel comfortable,...

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  • could a swollen big toe be anything but Gout?

    Hi. I had sciatic messed up for weeks. Shooting pain down leg into arch. Started to demenish except at nite then foot with continued arch pain swells slightly on top. Then boom! My big toe swells up three x size in one day!Could it be anything other than the dreaded Gout?  No injury.  And the...

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  • Get rid of gout naturally

    I had been having gout attacks daily  for almost 2 years. The doctor prescribed me Allopurinol during this time, they didn’t work and left me feeling like I had flu like symptoms all over my upper body along with feeling tired most days, it also seemed to destroy my immune system.  I decided...

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  • Misdiagnosed gout

    I have been getting pain and loss of mobility in my wrists and hands for a few months now, it is often hard to pick things up or do things that require wrist strength, driving the car increases the pain. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with gout, the medication did not help, and I have now been...

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  • My story...fit vegetarian, no alcohol still got Gout lol

    I got hit by Gout around 5 years ago at the age of 35. I had been a very healthy vegetarian for 10 years before that and super fit and lean. Hardly touched alcohol either. So in my case it definitely was not diet related. My dad and maternal granddad both had Gout so I guess my excellent lifestlye choices...

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  • Uric Acid 8.6 mg/dl but doctor does not believe it is gout

    Hi all. I've been having overall mild joint pain with some tingling in my toes and fingers for a couple of months now. My doctor initially thought it could be diabetes and so ordered a blood test. My glucose actually came up okay but we were surprised that my Uric Acid level was 8.6mg/dl. So I thought...

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  • 1st time on colchicine/watery diarrhea

    Hello, So I have been dealing with gout for about 4 weeks here in the US. My podiatrist put me on Indomethacin after week 1 - I had toe , foot pain , some swelling but not very obvious gout & he did a steroid injection. Week 2 , still hurting, only add in more of the foot and ankle & does...

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  • Gout finally diagnosed after 7 months of pain

    July 2017 my toes started hurting. Steroids did nothing. The pain has been like no other.  After baffling doctors, a lot, thousands of dollars of tests, all showing nothing, every one kept saying I had neuropathy but couldn’t confirm with tests.  Docs wanted to send me to University hospital,...

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  • Prescription Amounts for treating gout

    About a year and a half ago I switched primary care doctors.  My old doctor prescribed me 90 pills of 50 mg indomethacin with 5 refills and colcrys (colchicine) at .6 mg also in a large quantity with refills.  My new PCP prescribed me 10-15 pills of indomethacin and 10-15 pills of colcyrs...

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  • Attack suddenly stopped (or not gout)

    Hi, I had my first attack 2.5 years ago (toe pain, no redness). First thing, my doc change my blood pressure medication for a non-diuretic one. After that, I was able to avoid blood test (I'm afraid of needles) but eventually went and been told my uric acid was a bit high. So I'm now on 100mg...

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  • Help

    I’ve run out of prescription medicine I’m having an excruciating flareup any ideas of what to do until I can get my meds filled

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  • New research: drink lemon juice for gout

    A new research paper has just been published (peer reviwed). Extracts from the paper abstract: ..... In the present study, the role of the lemon fruit juice and/or the water soluble extracts in lowering the blood uric acid level was evaluated in both human subjects and mice. Fresh lemon fruits,...

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  • is this normal after taking uric acid lowering drug

    good day iam 26 and have a high uric acid about 8.5-11 flatuating. 1 and a half month ago i had a pain in my right ankle, toe and heel. sometines getting better than after a week having a flare again jumping from heel to big toe to ankle. after going to the doctor i was prescribe febuxostat 21 days now...

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  • reoccuring mild gout flare

    i first had my gout flare two years ago after some nsaids it went off in a few days. had a couple of flares since then. now i am 26 and having the worst attack i always look at my uric acid and it was 8.5-14. it is now 6 weeks since then and my flare is reocuring. mild but still painfull which is in...

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  • Bread for gout?

    A silly thing but with so much conflicting advice i want to know from other sufferers if white is better than brown. I prefer brown but the other half says she spotted on the interweb that white is the way to go.. Anybody have any thoughts?

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  • Pegloticase (trade name Krystexxa) questions

    Pegloticase (trade name Krystexxa) questions: Can anyone relate their (1) experiences, side effect, especially with breathing issues - and (2) pricing per session under blue cross blue shield? (I am allergic to the other gout drugs - and have had a very bad experience with another iv...

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  • Herbal remedies

    Has anybody tried any herbal remidies for gout relief? My fried gave me some unrefined raw hemp paste to try to see if it will ease my pain during an attack. This stuff isn't cheap and costs £50 for a small tube. I'm going to wait until i have an attack to try it, I'm just seeing if...

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  • Need Advice on Gout Medication

    I had a gout flare before and I had not have one for couple years. I had a flare up beginning of December and my Dr. put me on Colchicine and Allopurinol. Colchicine .06mg twice a day as needed. Allopurinol 100mg twice a day. This is my first time being on these medication. I used NSAID for my previous...

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  • This sound like gout? Or am I in denial?

    Let me start by saying I'm 44 now and quit playing vball at a young age due to very bad tendonitis. A couple years ago my right knee got extremely sore. The tendons below and above the knee cap we sore to the touch. To the point the pain would radiate into my thigh. It didnt swell much, but was warm...

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  • Trouble maintaining hydration on allopurinol

    I've been taking allopurinol for almost 6 months now, and I'm kind of concerned about my hydration levels/kidney function. It seems like I really struggle to stay hydrated even if I skip a dose of allopurinol for a day. My urine is really dark yellow, and water just goes right through me in a...

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