7 Weeks of Pain & swelling, Can this still be gout?

How many weeks does Gout last?

This started some 7 weeks ago, woke up with what I thought was a typical gout attack as I have had them before. After some 10 days of swelling & pain I decided to see my PCP. He didn’t suspect it was gout and ordered UA Level test along with an xray. UA Level was Read More

Abstaining from alcohol brings on gout flares

Drinking Alcohol During Gout Attack

for years now whenever I have decided to have a ‘quiet week’ per say, it seems to only take 3 to 4 days before I get a twinge but bizarrely the last two attacks, which have been bad, have stemmed from abstinence and detox dieting. I went on a fat-free alcohol-free diet after New Year Read More

Can you massage joints to break down crystals?

When is Foot Massage good for Gout?

The interest in massage for gout continues to grow. I’ve summarized the latest information in Massage for Gout Relief. However, questions continue to roll in. Only today, I was asked: “Can I manually massage out gout crystals in my toes?” Now, that to me sounds very dangerous. Inflamed tissue should not be massaged, and I Read More

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Warfarin (Coumadin) and gout

Can Warfarin Cause Gout?

I have always had gout problems. Now, my problem is, I recently had a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and have been put on warfarin. Within days I had the worst attacks of gout in my life. My uric acid level was not given to me by my doc, but he said it was through the Read More

Uloric (febuxostat) Treatment for Gout

Why is Uloric so expensive?

I am a 42-year-old guy and have been fighting gout now for about 15 yrs. I have been taking mostly colchicine for treatment and it worked pretty well except for the nasty side effects. To make a long story short I have not got my gout problem under control and it is affecting my life Read More

Does Medical Marijuana Help With Gout?

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In tidying the old forums, I repeat the following question in it’s entirety: Hello Everyone I hope this subject isn’t that taboo on the forums, if the admin deems this as an unfit thread for this forums then please remove it at all costs, as I come from a legal state where I was able Read More