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Just thought it might be useful to share my experience as I have found this site very useful.
I was diagnosed 8 years ago after a sever attack and was put on allopurinol one a day for life.
Following a couple of subsequent attacks which is normal whilst the medication settles in I have remained attack-free since.
I was also prescribed indomethacin 75mg (slow'sustained release) - one a day to be taken as soon as symptoms present themselves.
Every 2 years I get an updated prescription for the indomethacin so I always have some ready if required.
Thank G-d I do as last week out of the blue I had an attack. I only ever suffer in my right big toe but as you all know wherever you get it is excruciating!
I took the indomethacin immediately but it has taken 6 days for the swelling and pain to start to reduce and it still is there in the background. Oh, the relief!
What I was really keen to discover is what caused this attack after so long with no issues.
I'm 52 and recently have started a fitness regime as I'm 3 stone over weight.
Having done some research I believe it's a hydration issue which brought this very unwelcome attack on so now I will drink obsessively all the time and not just when training. Anything to prevent another attack!
Good luck to all fellow sufferers - you are far from alone!
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