Keith’s GoutPal Story 2020 Forums Please Help My Gout! What More Than Ibuprofin For Gout?

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    I had an episode of Gout that lasted about two weeks in the big toe joint – this was about 6 weeks ago.  

    The pain is now gone but the swelling in the joint is not – so much so that I have difficulty wearing my dress shoes for work.  

    Ibuprofin helps diminish the swelling some but I really do not want to take 2400mg/day forever.  

    Is this normal?  What can I do?  Please help!


    Now that the pain has gone, you need to get on allopurinol, or some other uric acid lowering treatment, to get rid of the uric acid crystals that have buit up in your body.

    Ensure that your doctor checks your uric acid level, and adjusts the dose to make sure that your uric acid level stays below 6mg/dL


    And for the pain and swelling of an acute attack I have just 3 recommendations: colchicine, colchicine and colchicine.

    You get my silver star for endurance being able to swallow 2400 mg. ibuprofen in one day…I'd need a stomach pump.

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