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Does CBD oil help gout?
I am trying to read through the old posts. They have been so informative and such a help emotionally. I want to have a plan in place if it turns out that I have gout and have another attack.
So far I am hearing that taking colchicine (while keeping the joint mobile) will shorten the duration of the pain/attack by reducing inflammation, and that ibuprofen (or something similar) will reduce pain. Is that correct?
I am unclear about whether opting NOT to use colchicine is harmful. Is it bad to let the inflammation run its course rather than take the drug? Does the inflammation itself cause damage? Does the colchicine prevent damage? Does it have other benefits besides shortening the duration of the attack?
I am also hearing that if I have gout and my uric acid is higher than 6.0, I should use allopurinol to lower it to 5.0 or less. Keeping it low for life is key is what I’m hearing. What I’m not sure of: Does a person stay on allopurinol for life, without interruption, or do they cycle on and off of it as needed?
I haven’t come across anything (yet) in the posts about cbd oil for a gout attack. Has anyone ever tried it? Is it legal where you are? Is it strong enough? It is supposed to help with both inflammation and pain.
I appreciate your patience with my very beginner questions.
Thanks so much,
THANK YOU so much for your reply! I really appreciate your help. I will press my doctor to give me a uric acid test. Having this happen has made me feel so overwhelmed, lost, and alone. Finding this forum and reading through all of the posts has been a mental and emotional lifesaver. Thanks again for reaching out.