Long-lasting Gout Pain

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Hi all,

Hoping for a bit of help/advice if possible.

I am 32, around 5ft 11" and weigh 78kg. This is probably the fourth time I have suffered from gout. When I had it for the first time, it was following a few weeks of binging on beer, red wine and lots of BBQs during the World Cup in 2018. I woke up one morning and could hardly walk, I have genuinely never been in so much pain in my life, but had no idea it could be gout. I went to my GP and he quickly diagnosed it, prescribed me with indomethacin and it had completely cleared within 72 hours. Since then I have had a couple more attacks and again they were quickly remedied with the same medication. The most recent attack started in late October and still has not completely cleared as I am sat here writing this on 20th December. I was away in Lanzarote when the attack first started and unfortunately that meant I couldn't get the indomethacin as the chemist said it was prescription only and instead just gave me Naproxen - this did nothing to help. When I got back home a few days later the pain was unbearable and was far the worst attack I have had. I spoke to my GP who prescribed me colchicine, I completed a course of this and although it helped, it did not completely clear it. I left it a week and spoke to my GP again, they have since given me 3 more courses of colchicine, and one course of a steroid (prednisolone I think it was called) and all this treatment still has not completely cleared the gout. The medication has helped, but it is still slightly red and tender to the touch. I am unable to get back to playing sports/running etc which is extremely frustrating. Surely an attack shouldnt last this long? Any suggestions/similar experiences would be gratefully received.

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    Most doctors don't know how to properly treat gout ideally they will give you steroids and refer to specialistI spent over a decade in this cycle until I finally tried Indomethacinit has been a true miracle (and trust me i have gout as bad as a person can have it)

    Good luck!

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    i have had gout for decades been on everything you have tried and more hospitalized a few times for it One word:

    INDOMETHACIN! It has been a God Send for me. It has worked 100% of the time. When i feel a flare up i take it

    one i was out of it and hospitalized with it in my knee they gave me morphine and i was still begging them to put me under due to the pain (while i waited for indomethacin). finally when they gave me the indomethacin, within the hour i walked out like nothing happened

    some years i get 1-2 attacks, while other i get 30+ . the only constant is Indomethacin wipes it out. good luck

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      Very interesting as I was about to call an ambulance on Sunday as the pain was so severe. Never experienced anything like that. It left me shocked for a couple of days. yeah, actually suffering from shock which Im sure you have been there to.

      Defo going to take a look at INDOMETHACIN

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