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Joint Inflamation and stiffness

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  • Posted By: shultz
  • December 9, 2006
  • 03:29 AM

I'm 45 years old and I have border line hypertension. I take a diurectic (Benicar) to control the hypertension.

for the past two years, i have had gout outbreaks. I constantly have joint inflamation in my hands and ankles/feet. When i have flare ups, colchicine and indometh general relieves the discomfort. I never really seem to be able to keep the inflamation away.

Additionally, if i stand in one position for over 10 minutes ( standing sociallizing or waiting to be seated) I get stiffness in my legs and feet which that sometimes turn into inflation. Has anyone experienced these type of problems and if so, have you had it diagnosed and treated successfully?

In need of a solution...Thanks in advance........

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