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Gout flare up not going away

I'm a 34 year old female who was diagnosed last year with gout. My first attack was in my big toe. This time is in both my ankles and way worse than before. I'm on allopurinol and indomethacin and still nothing is helping. I have many other health issues that may be contributing to this attack lasting so long but I need to function again. My whole life is on hold right now. The more I'm on my feet the worse the swelling is but I am trying add often as possible to keep them up. Any advice is appreciated.
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replied January 9th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i think you should try a combination of allopurinol and febuxostat. If you are under excretor then you will help with sulfinpyrazone. Let your rheumatologist have a look. Avoid diets rich in purines, exercise, stay hydrated and lose weight.

Take care

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