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i have goutty arthritis

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  • Posted By: ali shamah
  • October 15, 2010
  • 04:54 PM

i have gouty arthritis in my big toe there is no response to the treatment i had took aluopurinol ,colchicin and indomythine but there are aresponse to diet mangment i am afraid that diet mangements have no longer work i am 38 years and i take amlodipine as antihyper- tention i need answer.

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  • There are a variety of treatments for gouty arthritis. 1 - medication - which you indicate isnt' helping2 - diet control - google gout diet and adjust accordingly. Will help prevent future flares.3 - lab studies - what is your latest uric acid level? If high - see 1 and 24 - Vit C - sufficient daily doses helps the body excrete uric acid. As does a Rx medication called probenecid.5 - corticosteroid - helps reduce inflammation - either oral or intraarticular injection6 - surgical intervention to remove gouty topher.Are you sure it is gout? Have you been diagnosed by a physician? Try seeing an ortho surgeon. I am a NP working in an Ortho practice
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    • October 21, 2010
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