How long do gout attacks last?
September 4, 2012 in Gout Remedies Forum For Gout Treatment
There have been several discussions around the topic of stubborn, or prolonged gout. I have summarized them into one article: How long can a gout attack last?, and started this new discussion.
As you can see from the article, 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.
My article also gives a link to a good pain relief package that should control gout pain in hours, not days.
If you are unsure if your treatment is OK, 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 Update
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.
Please remember, this discussion is about prolonged or stubborn gout. I.e. anything to do with how long can a gout attack last. Please read the articles listed above. They should help you discuss the problem of gout flare duration with your doctor. If you still have questions, please ask in the Gout Support Forum.
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