Month Long Gout attack...no relief in sight...

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'm 31, I've had gout for the past 6 years....I was definitely partying too much and eating poorly mostly protein and hard liquor.  

I've used cohicchine and allopurnol in the past. my doctor took me off it because I unfortunately, I have elevated liver levels. 

I've had an attack that has lasted a month. I have not drank alcohol since the attack started. 

Been drinking cherry juice and nettle tea like it's my job.I have the attack in my whole left foot. walking is very tough, and it's very painful. the whole foot hurts, top and bottom so every step is an ordeal.

Does the pain ever go away with long attacks? I really haven't had any relief. NAID'S don't help at all neither does Tylenol. My specialist has been booked for the last month so I have to wait another week or so to see her. 

Does this pain ever go away or subside? I feel like it will never go away...This is by far my worst attack. 

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    Hi

    Have you stopped taking Allopurinol or Colchicine or both? The latter is the only drug i have found that treats the attack along with an anti-inflammatory plus strong pain killers.

    Allopurinol can cause attacks so this should be avoided when one occurs, if you have elevated liver levels then your GP should be able to prescibe something else, Allopurinol is not the only drug that decreases urate levels. If all else fails ask for Benzbromarone

    Good luck

     

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      Actually, I was lucky for a while in that I didn't need allopurinol or Colchicine for close to a year and a half. I just stopped getting attacks so I stopped them both about that long ago and this year I've been having bad attacks and finally think I need medication again.

      I will ask my specialist about Benzbromarone and Colchicine and see what she says.  I just thought Colchicine will only work taken within a couple days of the attack. Which makes me nervous as this has been a month long attack. 

      I'm eating well, cut out alcohol, drinking the cherry juice and nettle tea. so it's frustrating.

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    Hi Stack, have you tried Indothemacin? That usually reduces inflammation due to gout. This is what I'm given when I have gout.

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    Dear Stack, I suppose your treatment should be based on a strict diet now. This is the first. The medicine is the second.

    My first gout attack had occured when I was 26. The hardest and the longest one took place after 10 years. Almost half a year I was in your situation unless I started to adopt very strict diet. And lots of pure water >2L per day.

    Only the medicine won't help you while you be eating bad food. What is really  bad for you nobody knows for sure. Only youself can discover it by testing your food reaction. Definitely fruits and vegetables are prefered.

    Good luck!

    BR

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    Just wanted to give everyone an update.  I've been taking Prednisone, and Colcrys for the last two weeks to clear the attack. I still have some tingling but I get around much better than I do now.

    Eating a lot of veggies and some fruits, and chicken...no red meat at all...and I'm feeling pretty good. But I know I am not out of the woods since my foot is still tingly. 

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    Yes, pain will go away and come back when it wants to. The key is to attack it when you feel the attack coming and attack it hard with indomethacin (NSAIDs) Don't use Tylenol, it will just make it worst. I've tried the diet, cutting out beer, excercising but nothing really works. I finally gave up and said life is too short, enjoy it. Enjoying all the great beers and BBQ briskets available. High Fructose Corn Syrup and organ meats are my main trigger food. Try to figure yours out.

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      I think your right. Do I really want to drink a gallon of water a day, cut out alcohol, and eat nothing but vegetables (even though I am a vegi). I think the pain from living such a stark life is possibly worse than the gout
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      You definitely need to cut out the beer, and drinking water helps to flush out your system. If you're already a veggie, there's nothing change. You aren't changing much just cutting out the beer.

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