Keith’s GoutPal Story 2020 Forums Please Help My Gout! Return of gout pain after 4 years

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    I’ve been on 300 mgs of allopurinol for 4 years and have done pretty well on it. My acid levels have always been 5 or under and running in the 4’s most of the time. About 8 weeks ago I got a Sharpe pain in my ankle and from then on it got worse. I’d get around the house barefoot ok but whenever I put a shoe on and go for a bit of a walk the numbness would set in and then the pain. I went to my MD and he put me on 3 colchicine a day which was to much for me I went to 2 then 1 and now haven’t taken any for about a 2 weeks. The last time I had this kind of nagging pain was when they first put me on 200 mgs of allopurinol 4 year ago. I went to 4 different doctors trying to get them to up my dose after talking to several members on here. I finally talked a new doctor into upping my dose to 300 and the pain left in 10 days or so. I tried to talk my currant doctor into letting me bust up a 300 mgs into 1/4s and add that to what I’m doing now which would take me up 375 but he said no. All I know is I’m about at the end of my rope this constant pain is getting to be more than I can handle. Thoughts anyone.


    There must not be anyone one on here anymore or I’ve posted this in the wrong place.

    Keith Taylor

    Are you on the update list, limpy? If not, you can sign up at

    You’ll see that there are definitely people posting every day. My work pattern is:
    1. Respond to Patrons
    2. Respond to forum messages in the order they were posted in the Members Activity:
    3. Respond to Helpdesk messages.

    I’m sorry I can’t respond quicker, but I’m not going to restrict my responses to 10 minutes. Some questions take a few hours of research, but I’ll respond to everyone in turn. I’ve just finished the post from @dennis
    Next in turn are @james-faulkner @mary-johnson-howes then it’s @limpy

    I hope nobody feels they are being ignored, hence I’ve answered this out of turn to try let everyone know.

    The best thing I can suggest is, while you are waiting, respond to some other messages. Even better, add as many facts as you can to your Better Personal Gout Profile.

    By the way, I hope nobody thinks that I’m prioritizing Patrons because I’m in this for the money. It’s just that they have shown a level of commitment to me that deserves my attention. I intend to refine my priority system soon. My priorities will be based on the GoutPal Leaderboard. That reflects how much of a commitment members are making towards controlling their gout. I will award significant points for good ideas in my new Suggestion Box.

    I’ll finish with a personal note to all members regarding my new Suggestion Box. I’m disappointed in the lack of ideas, the lack of comments on my starter idea, and the lack of votes for the one existing idea.

    So, to summarize, here is what you should be doing while you are waiting for a response from me:

    1. Contribute ideas, comments, and votes in the Suggestion Box.
    2. Check and update your Personal Gout Profile
    3. Respond to other members recent messages.
    4. Search for gout topics that you are interested in, and add to discussions, or start new ones.
    5. Any more ideas?
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