Indomethacin. TRUST ME

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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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    Thanks for this. I'm definitely going to try it because the current pill regime I'm supposed to restart only made the condition worse so I've been very hesitant to restart. Only thing that works to reduce the pain are the |Prednisolone Steroids. But those pills are dangerous to the immune system so cannot be taken for long. Anything that messes with the immune system is a big no no. I'm not keen on that heart attack and stroke inducing Allopurinol or Colchicine either for that matter.

    Whilst I have had gout for over 20 years and experienced one attack per year, once or twice in that time none and a couple of years passed without any. When I had an attack I would just take one Naproxen and within a couple of hours all the pain was gone. Working a lot like the pill that works for you.

    But four months ago I got an attack that was different. Naproxen didn't work at all, so I waited a few days and the pain started to go. Two weeks later I got another attack, much more serious in terms of pain and length of time. That attack lasted a week and resulted in two months of lingering pain which I think might have caused some kind of damage to the foot?

    Four weeks I ago I felt another attack coming on so got the pills and started the regime. I gave up on the regime after two days because it basically gave me a much bigger attack. So I only took the steroids every other day which kept the attack from going crazy and allowed me to function. A week later I then tried again to go on the regime again but the lingering attack increased in ferocity immediately. So, Ive been waiting for the all clear before starting the regime but I don't think that will ever happen because for four months its been lingering in between full attacks. The last attack on Sunday was so severe it left me in shock for a day. I almost called an ambulance but fortunately I had two steroid pills left, took them and the pain subsided to a level that was just bearable.

    Thing that bothers me greatly with this i am generally healthy, people comment on how healthy I look. And I do feel healthy (ish) but this Gout totally debilitates me for days. I work for my self, its become a major problem in my life.

    I don't know if those pills you suggest will work, but I definitely will try them and post here if I have success.

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    I have had the same results, for me indomethacin is a miracle drug. I was hospitalized with a blood clot and of course I had an attack. The Dr tried to treat it with steroids, no luck. The thing I have noticed about gout is that most Doctors know very little about it. I had my wife bring my indomethacin from home and the pain was gone and the attack was over in less than 1 hour.

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