Sandy Guevara

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    Sandy Guevara

    Gouty foot still hurting 2 weeks after allopurinol


    I’m 58 year old female who just got diagnosed with gout. I have other autoimmune issues. Also, I have Raynauds, Sjogrens. After reading several of the posts on here and reading people’s symptoms, I think I have had gout for at least 3 years. 3 months ago I went to see Rheumatologist for pain in my lower ankle. Dr told me I had gout and Uric acid tests came back at 6.2, but I was denial. Took another test and that test came back at 5.8. Fast-forward to March and my knees are in so much pain and joints are either sore or stiff. Same ankle is tender and finger joint hurts at times. I’m miserable. Dr. rolls in ultrasound machine and shows me the crystals in my knees. Puts me on colchicine and Allopurinol. I don’t drink and might eat red meat once a month. But I’m about 30 pounds overweight.

    2 weeks later and feeling much better all over. I can’t believe it. But my foot still hurts. Not sure if I just over do it and don’t let my foot rest. I do LIGHT exercises such as going to gym, walking, and bike riding, about 2x per week and don’t over do it.

    I am so thankful for this forum. Because I have learned so much from all of you.

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