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Keith Taylor
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Naproxen is like a BB gun, where Colchicine is a Bazooka.

Not an analogy I’d chose. But, I think there’s a place in the gout pain arsenal for both.

In layman’s terms, colchicine to block inflammation. Naproxen to fight any inflammation that gets through (usually, because you took the colchicine too late). Medically (ish), naproxen blocks enzymes. But, colchicine blocks immune cell replication. Entirely different battle scenarios.

It reinforces what I learned a long time ago. Never ask a doctor about pain control. Hospital nurses know what works.