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Coping with gout symptoms

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I have been diagnosed with gout, however I have never had the swelling of a toe or anything like other gout sufferers. I woke up the one morning with pain in my back which was so painful that I battled to sleep. From there the pain progressed to the rest of my body - neck, arms, wrists, hands, fingers, hips, thighs, legs and feet. My feet are so painful especially if one presses in on the instep. In the mornings I battle to get going until the tendons (I would assume) manage to stretch and then I am fine. If I sit for some time, when I get up, the same thing. In the last couple of days I have found that on my left foot, about an inch below my ankle there is now a protruding swelling that has started, however, it is not painful, just strange and of concern.
Are these in fact symptoms of gout or do I need to take this further?
I have been taking my medication regularly, however, the pain is still just as bad, if not worse.

Please help; I have had this pain for about 4 months now!


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replied May 4th, 2009
Coping with gout symptoms

It is possible that the symptoms you reported might be related to gout. It cannot be determined why you are experiencing the symptoms while being on recommended therapy.

You might want to visit your doctor to adjust the therapy or to have other medications if the ones you take seem to be ineffective. You might also consult with your physician to see if any foods you consume are not recommended while being treated for gout.


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