uric acid level 6.7 pain in first figures not symmetrc with swelling anf redness

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Hi

I was having flare up since two years in first fingers of both hands but not symmetric. Sometimes one knee was involved. L

this yeat beginning had severe pain in wrist..again not symmetric. Uric acid level was above 6.3.

When I had mri swelling in wrist came..slight bone erosion.

Initially two drs diagnosed as RA but later a sr dr is in opinion it is pseudogout

now I am on febuxostat 40 mg

in 4 weeks uric acid level is 2.4

Now I am having intense pain in shoulers..despite colchicine and pain killer.

has anybody experienced gout only in knee..fingure and shoulder?

After staring febuxostat I am only being troubled with shoulder pain.thay too without swelling

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    how did they come to the conclusion it was pseudo gout? Did they extract the fluid from joint and measure it?
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    • Posted

      Hi Rusty

      thanks fr asking..

      no its just symtomatic at present

      I am on febuxostat ... but after 4 weeks uric acid is down to 2.5

      Having intense pain in shoulder...surprisingly no pain in fingures

      I stopped febuxo fr 2 days..shoylder is bit better now..

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      I don't know much about pseudogout except that it comes on slowly and •tends• to hit the knees.

      However with your blood urate down to 2.5 if it were gout (and I suspect pseudo is the same), the presipitates in the joints and tissues, this will now come out of those deposits and ... cause gout. This could carry on for a year or so until all the rubbish is removed from your system.

      Colchicine helps during this cleansing period to reduce the inflammatory response - as long as you can handle it (some people it is a problem for their intestines), it's better than just pain killers.

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