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Gout and Pseudogout

Also known as Pseudogout

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  • Allopurinol and gout attackes

    Hi. Any help or advise would be really appreciated please. After having regular gout attacks my doctor has put me on allopurinol. I had to take colchicine for 2 weeks before I started taking one tablet (100mg) of allopurinol per day. I had to continue on the colchince along side the allopurinol for...

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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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  • maybe gout...now worried about dying

    Have just had the 'gone to A and E with a broken toe that isn't.' Now waiting for blood test. In the meantime I have been browsing this forum. I would like to know whether there is a known  link between heart disease and gout or whether it is one of those stats things i.e. people who...

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  • First time gout flare up - lots of questions

    Hello everyone, Last Wednesday, I had my first severe and debilitating gout flare up behind my left toe. I had to call in to work for a couple of days, and I saw my GP for a blood test. He started me on indomethacin, but it feels like it didn't help with the pain, or inflammation.  I returned...

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  • Gout in my knee one week after cortisone knee injection

    One week after having cortisone injected in my knee I developed horrible pain and swelling in the same knee. My GP suspects gout, prescribed prednisone and ordered a blood test. Has anyone had gout after a cortisone injection or was this just bad timing?

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  • There is a Trigger

    A genuine Gout sufferer will have experienced the errupting volcano of pain in the big toe.  I was woken at 2 am ,called a taxi and went to A&E ,as I could not put my foot to the ground, the driver fetched a wheel chair to get me in there.  Finally called ,the nurse took one look and said...

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  • Gout and taking responsibility. confusing facts

    Hi all, Im 37 and had my first attack 6 years ago. I ran up the stairs and stubbed my toe on the way up. the following morning i was in agony, thought id broken it and went to A&E. Blood test and high uric acid was detected. I was perscrobed a course of colchicine and sent home. After about...

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  • No meat and still having flare ups

    I am a Vietnam Veteran and dealt with plenty injuries but this gout is starting to take the blue ribbon. I wasn't a heavy meat eater unless at a cook out. But last 6 months the Allopurinol at 200mg no longer is helping. VA medical staff doubt I'm suffering gout because it attacks my upper...

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  • prolong gout attack

    I have been experiencing what it seems multiple gout attacks for the past 5 weeks. It all started on the back of my right foot where the aquilles meets the heel and my GP thougth at first it was a tendonitis. A couple of days later it moved to the outer ankle, same foot. Two days later, to the big toe...

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  • Pseudogout

    Hi everyone. I'm new to this site , although I have been suffering from pseudo gout for the past 34 years . I was diagnosed with it at 20 and it has deteriorated since then. I am in constant pain all over as it affects most of my joints . It has now been identified in my ligaments and soft tissues...

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  • Is this gout or something else?

    Hi, I've been having some big toe pain for a couple of months now, the pain gets really bad but does lessen over a period of time but never really goes away. The pain stems from the underside of my big toe on the first joint (Dip Joint I think it's called) , the pain is more in the left of the...

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  • Swollen knee now affecting whole leg

    I started with a swollen knee two weeks ago which my doctor said was housemaids knee. It then progressed to a swollen inflamed leg and swollen ankle. A course of antibiotics had little effect and a blood test showed no infection in the blood, or raised markers for gout.  I’m now on anti-inflammatory...

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  • UA results - home test kits

    I bought one of these testers on internet, this one in particular tests cholesterol, glucose and uric acid levels. It comes with instructions on how to take blood sample and its fairly easy to follow, it says to test uric acid every day in the morning for 2 weeks The problem is test results are all...

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  • Wits end, Gout or Pseudo....3 weeks in and not working 😪

    History; Had 2 suspected gout episodes in past 12-18 months. First was hideous but cleared in 3-4days with Naproxen. 2nd I caught early and never came to much. All base joint of big toe right foot. 3 weeks ago today, Easter Monday, I woke to a minor toe pain which gradually increased over 2 days to...

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  • First gout attack?

    I have been noticing some pain in my right big toe for a week or two, mostly when bending backwards as in squatting....over the weekend I did some shoveling (turning hard soil with lots of rocks) and also a lot of walking.  On Monday I started having more pain and by evening there was a visible...

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  • Gout resolved 2 .5 days

    I know everyone talks about cherries. Cherries work ok (organic dried , cherry juice). I used 3/4 cups Northland Cranberry juice 1/4 cup cherry juice. What really worked is the dandelion root tea twice a day- helps with kidney function

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  • Constipation when useing allopurino.

    Hi so im on 300mg allopurinol daily , and i am most of the time constipated . Any of you find that these tablet get them constipated? Also i stay that way when i take cholchicine which is strange as they normaly give diarhea.

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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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  • 3 attacks in 5 years, tophi and other q's?

    brief gout history: 34yo male, good shape/fit, first attack was the big toe almost exaclty 5 years ago.  it seemed random and went away, 15 months later i stubbed that toe and had a HORRIBLE gout experience.  for 2 weeks i had a 102+ fever and could not walk most of the time, even to the bathroom....

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  • New here, still learning

    I'm 52/female & had what seemed like fairly mild gout pain for a few days, twice in the past year. Then a few weeks ago it came back and is not going away. The pain is primarily in my big toe but there's only slight overall puffiness, not the huge red swollen toe I've seen online. The...

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  • Allopurinol seems to be making my Gout worse

    Hi I started Allopuirnol a few weeks back after suffering years of painful Gout. Unfortunatley I seem to be getting worse rather than better. I started on 100mg then to 300 and still suffering. Seems to me that the more i take the worse it is getting. If anyone else has suffered taking Allopurinol please...

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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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  • Drinking water throughout the night

    I am an occasional gout sufferer for the past 26 years. A year ago I had a heart attack, and have been on a number of medications since then. I began suffering more frequent gout attacks in Sept 2016. My cardio doctor said none of the heart meds I take are indicated as having gout causing side effects....

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  • No More Gout

    I started having gout approximately 7 years ago in my late 30's, since then I've followed all the advice about diet and tried to pin down my trigger foods. The food and drink thing is difficult as it seems to vary from person to person, for example people talk about cherries a lot as a preventive...

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  • Gout

    I drink no alcohol, I do not eat sweets, maybe a bit, not much, I eat vegetables all the good stuff tomatoes,garlic,red onions, kale, carrots, beets, mostly raw and yet I developed gout. I do eat regular types of fish like trout and salmon, regularly and some chicken in the form mostly of white breast....

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  • I know what triggers my Gout.... but what are the alternatives?

    1) Soda and sugar flavored juice. Whenever I go nuts and drink too much.... GOUT. But I can't help it, I crave sugary drinks or I go crazy. So what are the alternatives? Diet soda? Flavored water?  2) Beef and shrimp. Few months ago I lost my mind and ate 10 pounds of Korean BBQ & shrimp...

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  • New to Gout

    I need help. this is all new to me. Im 55 yr male. 12days ago came down with gout. The Dr. wont perscribe any meds because my kidneys arnt the best. Going to aruba in 24 days. is there something out there that will stop the gout so that i can drink alcohol there. I have changed my diet allready. and...

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  • First Attack

    Experienced my first ( and I hope last!) attack of gout right out of the blue last Wed. evening.No sleep at all that night. Foot was so painful. By morning a bit better but hobbled all day. Saw GP Thursday and she confirmed my suspicion. Cannot take anti inflmmatories but was offered Piroxicam gel which...

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  • Weak joints

    Hi to everyone on here. My question is i am 49 and have been suffering with gout now for 4 years. It started in my left big toe, then the ankle, then the knee and now has started on the right side upwards. Does anyone else out there who has had an attack left with weaker joints as i find i cannot walk...

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  • shoe

    ne to Gout. 21 days in. its worse in the am just after i arise. what is everybody wearing for shoes. I need somthing i can wear in a office. Ive been wearing crocks. but bosses dont like it.

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  • Gout and Alcohol

    I've had 5 attacks in 6 years although my previous to this was 2014 (now Jan 2017). I've coped pretty well with alcohol consuming no more than 2 x pints of beer on alternate days and similarly with wine (maybe a little more wine). Having been recently diagnosed with Coeliac disease I stopped...

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  • Flaming Gout

    Aged 46 I am on my second gout attack of the year ...thought it was bad enough when it was centred on foot and toe but pain seems to be even worse on knee joint to the point where I can't walk on it at all ...fed up this time as started a week ago ...took Naproxen until could see doctor Weds ...three...

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