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I suffered terrible gout about four times from Jan - July, took indomethacin, colchicine, you name it. I only got over the last lengthy attack after going on steroids for five days (highly recommended for a short period.) I finally started on allopurinol, 100mg for three weeks with colchicine, then 200mg for three weeks, then 300mg after which the colchicine stopped. I am now on allopurinol 300mgs a day. I have had my blood tested every month by my GP and my uric acid level is now well within "normal" levels. I am to continue taking 300mgs for the next three months and then have another blood test.
?Yes, I may get gout again and I realise I have hopefully found a treatment not a permanent solution BUT having had a clear few months after 6 months of terrible pain the message is do not despair - get over your current attack and if you can start allopurinol. So far it has worked for me - keep your fingers crossed for me!
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