Most new gout sufferers want to know how long do gout attacks last?
Like many aspects of gout, there is no easy answer. There are so many factors involved, that we need much more personal information. Is it your first attack? How long have you had gout? What treatment are you taking?
Science tells us that a gout attack should last a few days. Let's say a week at most. But, we have had several discussions about stubborn, or prolonged gout. I have summarized the key points about the duration of gout attacks in articles described below.
Stubborn gout is almost always due to inadequate treatment. In earlier discussions, we have seen people mention 14 days, and even 28 days. Most have described various medications they were taking, but in all cases these were inadequate.
If you are unsure if your treatment is OK, you can get personal gout help in the forum. Please describe your experience in full. Include dates when you were first diagnosed with gout, your test results and treatment history, as well as explaining why you believe your gout is lasting longer than usual.
Gout Flare Duration Articles
This topic has prompted several discussions about the length of gout attacks. I have summarized the key points in the following articles, and I will add to the list as we have more gout flare duration discussions:
- How long does gout flare up last?
- How long does gout flare up last? Anything from a few hours to permanent gout pain. Check 4 factors. See how you can control how long gout flare up lasts.
- How Long Does a Gout Attack Last?
- Are you wondering how long does a gout attack last? Less than a week, so why do some flares last longer? See how long gout should last and how to fix it fast.
My articles also link to a good pain relief package that should control gout pain in hours, not days. I call this Gout Pain Freedom, which will help you control how long gout attacks last.
The variety of questions about duration of gout attacks is amazing. Last year I counted 1060 different "how long" questions about gout. There are several current discussions that you might like to join. I've tagged these: how long does gout pain last. I recommend you browse that list first to find discussions and articles about gout duration. If you can't find anything relevant to your gout attacks, please start a new gout discussion. Note that you have to login to GoutPal to use post in the gout forums, but you can read existing discussions without logging in. If you need help with logging in, or with using the forums, please click the orange Gout Support button. You can also ask for help in my Gout Helpdesk, or by completing the feedback form below.
Always remember: gout is personal!
There are no fixed rules to tell you how long gout attacks last. If you are new to GoutPal, please see why you need to make How To Treat Gout personal. If you are already an established member, then you will know that the real question is:
How long do Your gout attacks last, and what can we do to control them?
You'll find your answers in the gout forum.
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