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Jyothish Nair
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Gout attack lasting more than 2 months!

I am 40 years old male with height of 178 cm & weight of 77 Kg. When I woke up on 19th May 2018, I had a severe pain in the back side of my left ankle which made it literally impossible for me to get out of the bed. After 4 days, still limping severely, I had been to the GP who ordered blood tests and the result shown Uric acid level of 8.9 mg/dL. I was prescribed allopurinol 100 mg X 3 times a day. The pain flares up and reduces(but never stopped) since then and I have been limping for these duration due to the continuous pain. I used to consume alcoholic drinks once in 2 months (a maximum of 60 ml). But since the pain, I have kept away from any form of alcohol.I consume Chicken & seafood once a week. Rest of the days I am on a vegetarian diet.
Can anyone please tell me whether Gout attack will last this long & do I need to take another medicine? (even as of today, I have severe pain in my ankle (back side).