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Maybe it is because of the gout and not the pills..or might not be the gout and might be a reactive arthritis..you should check with your doc
I think I ate last summer like at least 30 kgs of tomatoes..from my garden very good quality, everyday tomatoes salads with cucumber, onion and cheese..for me was ok, no issues.
Hi all, thank you for your replies.
@ Keith all results are mg/dL, I checked them very carefully each time, there s no doubt about it.
Anyway the pain is on the ball on my sole under big toe, sometimes stiffness around big toe joint and very often in the first joint of my smaller toes both feet, it is felt like a burning along the smaller toes in the upper part, this pain is getting worse in the evening and getting better or even disappear in the morning till wake up..I think is getting worse after drinking and eating meat I m not quite sure as I started to think it might be just coincidence.
One year since my first big attack. ( ball under big toe was very painful and swollen).
The only result I have before 2017 it is from may 2015, 5.8 ml/dl. I checked three dr last year,two of them told me they believe is uric acid to blame,one of them told me he believes is something else..since then I let it like that as the pain is bearable..even though I had a normal diet (meat almost daily even pork sometimes) and alcohol intake in the last 4-5 months..
Regarding the results I have no doubts..they are correctly 100%.
I took a Ketonal forte last evening and in the morning the pain was almost gone and just a bit of swelling, still persisted along the day in a low degree..I don t know what to say, I think it s gout ..can t be something else, altough I have a red dot like 1 cm diameter on my left foot near my ankle..I saw it since I started to have pain like 5 months ago..for 2 weeks I saw a second one started to form near it, the doctor didn t know what to say about it, no itching, no pain..just a red point and now a second one on the way
Gout in my Middle Toe
long time no posted
Apparently, I am in the middle of an attack, my middle toe-right foot just got swollen, started on Monday. Easy pain, I thought it is because my shoes which were a bit tight, and I was running a bit with them. But the pain developed and now I got the tip of the toe pretty painful, a bit swollen and a bit red. I guess it’s an attack. Last value of my uric acid was 5.4 (raised from 4.3-while on 20 days of alopurinol) one and a half month ago. Didn’t take alopurinol since July. Didn’t drink meanwhile (only a 0.3 l beer and a shot of tequila) but I Ate tomatoes in the last 20 days, daily like 3-4 middle sized tomato per day.
What do you think? Is this an attack? Can’t be something else?
well, mine no, I was just thinking as I followed a treatment for this bacteria, and found this article by mistake, it s been conducted by some doctor in saudi arabia I think, thats why I asked, on internet I didn t find much about that, regarding my results after starting to eat meat again my u.a went from 4.3 mg to 5.4 mg, latest result one month ago..no more allopurinol also.
Now I am in my second Alopurinol series of 20 days per month/100 mg per day.
Anyhow I manage it very hard, is very tough for me to think that I can t have a glass of wine 2 3 times per week..I didn’t drink before over measure, only few beers at ocasions, a glass of wine, and some 3 4party per year with hangover.
Indeed I didn t have a serious attack,I don t know what pain it is, I think what I was experienced was nothing compared with others.
My last value was 4.3 and my highest measurred was 5.9. Inside myself I still hope is not gout, but my rational mind..tell me that can t be something else.
Hope you are good too guys and as it s vacation time, I wish you a nice vacation and try sunny places 🙂
Hey Cindy, I didn t take it for pain, pain at this point is supportable, I take it because I am affraid of high fluctuations, although think it might be ok only by diet, still affraid of fluctuations. That s why I m gonna try to take it for a while to try to disolve all old crystals and after to have blood test at least twice a month to see what happens.
I don t know ia just my approach, for now I don t have a dr to consult as I just moved in a foreign country.
Tricky Gout Summary
I thought to make a small recap regarding my gout, to summarise it a bit as the last topic was hard to follow up.
So it started it on 01.05.2017, since then I made 5 bood test for u.a level.
02.05: 5.5 mg/dl
03.05: 5.59 mg/ dl
18.05: 5.9 mg/dl after this test I started Alopurinol 100 mg for 20 days.
After finishing the 20 days pills I had two more tests.
At 5 days after stopping meds:
14.06: 4.7 mg/dl
At 14 days after stopping meds:
26.06: 4.3 mg/dl
Also I have a result from two years ago:
Anyway yesterday I felt for a short while 2 3 hours a slight pain in my both heels,left and right, also some pain in my right knee, and in the last 2 3 days also for minutes I felt a pain in my index fingers first left and after right..and left again..didn t last but there was some pain.
Also pain in both feets under the big toe still there.
Being scared by the last two days I started to take again Alopurinol 100 mgs.
What do you think?why do I have pain in so many places..?
Do you have any idea how much can u.a level fluctuate from one day to another in the same diet conditions ?
For instance if my last result was 4.3 can u.a lvl to raise over 6 so that new cristal can form..?
I gave up totally to alcohol since started to have this issue and also very very small quantities of meat.
I present you my data so that others can read and find similarities or learn something from that.
Hey, how old are you and what sex? I have tested my uric acid level in the last 2 months 5 time, values ranged from 4.3 to 5.9, is it possible to still have low values to the acutr attack? Who knows, I also decided to treat it as gout, with medication for at least 3 months and after I am going tontry only diet..I want to have my u.a lvl under 4. Anyhow I recommend you to try see anothrr dr. I will do that as soon as I ll have the chance.
Hi, from what I ve read the crystals start to form at 6.8 mg/dl, you are way below to that, you might not havr gout, plus that you don t have the classic in the finger, perhaps you should ask another’s doctor opinion.
If you would have read the previous comment you would see that I ve done that test, the question was wheather to try to get the control for u.a level only by diet..anyway, you are right you can t replace the dr, no one can’t.
Take care guys;)
Any suggestions guys? I didn t start to take the new series of milirit for another 20 days..my docs doesn t reply…what do you think?
I did today another blood test, the restults came fast, 4.7 ml/dl ( safe zone) after 20 days of Milurit-100 mg, monday was last pill, lot of water and diet.
Dr said to wait few more days till I ll have -the 10 days break- and take another round of 20 pills.
What do you think?
I stopped milurit on monday, as doctor prescribed me -to do a 10 days break after taking 20 days -100 mg per day. on monday I ate for lunch a chicken breast, and yesterday I ate a kfc menu..i couldn t resist.
anyway today i feel my right foot a bit swollen. doesn t look like but i just feel it and when i press the area ( the ball in the sole) i feel some tingling.
is the attack back? what do you think? I hope will be gone in the morning 😀 otherwise will be a nasty thing.
and one more question, every sources I read, they say that the first attack dissapear in 10 days. 3 weeks..why mine is so long…? didn t end since 1st of may, slight pain from left . now in the right foot.