Is it possible to have gout with less pain?

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Last Thursday night the joint in my big toe gave a twinge and within a few hours the joint was red, swollen and painful to touch. I googled and the symptoms were typical for gout except the pain never went beyond 7 or 7.5/10 (I did not rush to painkillers but have had some ibuprofen and panadol.) Three days on the joint is still red, swollen and painful but no worse than it was. I have been walking on it although the joint does not appreciate being in a shoe but I have just put up with the extra discomfort. Everything I have read says that the pain from gout is excruciating. Does my lesser experience suggest that what I have is not gout?

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    Yes you can have mild pain...although be mindful as it could turn into a real flare up.

    Drink water,  celery, cherry active, nettle tea

    Stay off the grains, beer and sugar 

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    Yes, you can have real gout and it's "only" a 7 out of 10.

    Until it gets worse …

    That sounds like classic gout.  Act accordingly.

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    Look up the research on celery seed extract, 75 mg taken twice a day, with 85 % 3Nb (the stuff that makes it work for gout).  It is cheap and it has been very promising, reducing gout pain by over 68 per cent in two studies.
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      If you keep getting attacks I would go to a doctor because untreated gout can cause joint damage.  Have your uric acid tested.  But the celery seed extract sounds promising.
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    Thanks so much. My doctor thinks it is gout. I'm on cochinice and will have a blood test once the episode resolves. Thanks again for your advice

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    High potency bromelain (GDU > 2800) makes any gout pain go away quickly, when combined with colchicine usually big toe pain is gone in less than an hour, from my experience. I surprised more people haven't tried it.

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