I saw the GP today and had both bloods and blood pressure taken. Despite taking predisalone for 14 days, the flare up has not been tamed and is giving me considerable pain. I have been referred to a rheumatologist, and will commence the colchicine x2 daily. I have not been prescribed and anti inflammatory although I have both anti inflammatory and pain relief, but GP did not suggest I take either. I’m surprised at this because you seem to suggest that colchicine should be combined with an anti inflamatory plus pain relief, paracetamol, in severe cases.
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