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Let me say I have had gout for 25+ years. I’ve had it in every joint you can imagine (some place I never knew a joint existed), I have been hospitalized so many times with it I’ve lost count etc etc.
i truly consider myself a “Gout Expert” and often consult PCP’s with my experience in hopes they can better serve their patients with Gout.
If I had to guess I have had well over 500 SEVERE attacks over the decades.
Here’s why: I finally have it beat!
This might be long but I hope it helps someone a I am confident if I did not have this solution I don’t think I could live due to the tenacious attacks I get.
First, there are a myriad of wive’s tales when it comes to gout. In my experience 100% of the advice I have been provided has not worked.
For almost a decade I tried to find what was causing it and journaled everything I ate, drank, every move I made etc etc. There was no rhyme or reason why I was getting attacks…other than my body produces a lot of Uric Acid.
Second. The specialist I was seeing had me on all the proactive drugs to reduce my Uric Acid…none of them worked and
most actually RAISED my uric acid levels.
When I started getting attacks in my knees the pain was so excruciating I would take regular trips to the emergency room. Most of the time the morphine they gave me had a little to no affect and I would beg them to please give me anesthesias and put me under.
Then one day a new doctor suggested a different approach he said let’s be “reactive” about this. He prescribed me what turned out to be truly the life saving medicine that has worked 100% of the time and that is indomethacin.
Once again: INDOMETHACIN. let me give you a quick example of what a miracle drug this has been for me the last two times I was hospitalized was due to the fact I let myself run out of indomethacin, at the hospital they gave me morphine which did a little to nothing, however once they were able to get me an indomethacin both times within 45 minutes I DANCED down the hallways out the door.
I have probably had 300 attacks where I’ve taken indomethacin and it has wiped it out 100% of the time.
Now I have a feeling that for some reason my body really responds to this drug as the side effects do hit me pretty hard (dizziness, confusion etc.) but I will take those side effects for the guarantee of my gout being wiped away.
PLEASE -I have no skin in this game other than to encourage you if you have not tried indomethacin please demand your doctor provide it to you the highest milligram possible the next time you feel in attack coming on take one and see what it does for me it is literally saved my life.
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