I am 28 and have been diagnosed with gout last year. After my first attack which was on and off for about 1 month, I was placed on allupurinol....Well, I decided to take myself off the medication because I felt that I wouldn't get another attack...Guessed wrong. A few weeks ago I had another acute attack that went away in a few days but has come back 3 times in the past 2 weeks. I was taking vioxx 50 mg but now am taking indocin 50 mg....Has anyone had to deal with these recurring attacks of gout? Even my doctor finds it unusuall that the attacks keep coming, even with the medication....
Yes, I had to deal with recurring gout attacks. But that was after 20 some years of gout. I have some thoughts for your reference:
1) you may not be on an effective dosage of indocin. Depending on the "size" of gout, one may need 50~150 mg of indocin a day to stay ahead of the gout. With lingering gout like yours, 50 mg/day may be too low. You may like to talk to your doctor about it. As of vioxx, it helped me little.
2) I don't think your first recent attack really went away. The 3 followup attacks are more like the same lingering attack. Make sure an attack is 100% gone before stopping indocin or doing heavy exercise.
3) one should not start taking allopurinol during the attack because it will prolong the attack.
Gout is a metabolic disorder in which there is an excessive production of uric acid, intake of foods which produce more uric acid on breakdown or insufficient filtration by the kidneys in removing uric acid. The deposition of uric acid happens into the joints whenever the concentration is more in the blood circulation causing the pain and swelling.
Homeopathic medicine has good remedies to correct the situation in reducing the amount of uric acid in the circulation and giving relief from the pain. I am sure homeopathy would be a best bet in treatment of gout.
I spent about $2,000 on homeopathic supplements for gout. Every 15 minutes I had to take something. If it helped, no one told me.
Finally I found a real cure for gout and it only costs $3.99. Read about it in this section under "cheap cure for gout".
When I really think about it, $2,000 is probably too conservative an estimate. I was on this stuff for a full year. Every time I had an office visit with him, I was given a list of what more to get. I felt like a guniea pig. Among the numerous supplements were homeopathics such as unda, renelix, and rheum as well as others I don't remember. Innerlight prime ph, fyi, wobenzyme, gotein, concentrate cherry, soy products and compounded hormone formulas were just a few more among many more. Yes, each bottle was about $35. For just the three little homeopathics alone mentioned above, that came to $1,260 per year. Add to that all the rest and it is well above the $2,000 mark.
So, you can imagine my joy to find the total cure for a simple $3.99.
I've been telling everyone who will listen. This is something for even the poor. Not to mention that they can also save the $150 every 6 weeks per office call for the naturopathic visits. This one was also a medical doctor but insurance didn't cover any of my visits.
I am sorry they are not homeopathic medicines at all unless they are some sort of compounds made for commercial purposes. Also as I said the average cost of one month medication for gout would not be more than 35$.
Also gout is a metabolic disorder and they are certain causes of which cannot be cured at all but can be controlled effectively with homeopathy.
There could definetely cheaper forms of treatment than this too.
You said they were not homeopathic remedies? It says they are on the front of the labels of unda, renelix, and rheum.
It is my own humble opinion that doctors are confused about gout or they would understand how to treat it better. A number of my relatives and siblings also have gout and they are unwilling to try my cheap and simple cure but have opted instead to be on a lifetime of medications.
Do the research.......Gout is caused by an inability to produce uricase.
You can't buy uricase -- the body has to produce it. It produces it through digestion of food. Uricase carries the uric acid out of the body. Without it, your blood is acidic producing crystals and you have gout. Foods high in purines are not the problem. Food is the problem. With gout, you can't digest properly -- especially but not limited to proteins.
Read my cheap cure for gout -- $3.99 to buy it through the internet or maybe you can find it in your local health food store.
One more interesting thing about gout is that it gets worse in the months of march, especially april, and may. Don't know why.
Gout is inflammation and I was on Indomethacin for it but it is very damaging to your stomach, so the Dr put me on another expensive drug to counter the first. Still got recurring gout. Then through my research on inflammation I discovered a natural product called Zyflamend by a company called New Chapter that has changed my life. Gout is gone for good and no harmful side effects. I have been on Zyflamend now daily for years and it is wonderful.