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I too was surprised how long the attacks can go on and then the pain linger with only a few good days between attacks. For me, it has been 5 months now. I hate myself my tolerance level has become so low and my family is suffering for it.
I have a few good days once in awhile. But, for the most part, I am miserable and in so much pain. As the days go on my Right Big toe swells more and more as does the severity of the pain.
Colchicine does not seem to help and neither do the NSAIDs.
I am on Allopurinol 200 mg. and drink plenty of water.
5 months ago, before the Allopurinol, my serum uric acid was 8.5
One month ago it was 6.5 yet attacks continue.
I search every information I can find as the Dr. wait is always at least 2 months.
6 weeks ago he referred me to a Rheumatologist and that appointment is not until mid-September.