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  • in reply to: Prolonged Big toe pain #7712

    gouthelp
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    @d-q, @keith Taylor, I see that you have had a lot of contribution on several topics related to Gout. Your input is appreciated. I am just dreaded thinking if I will be stuck with this inflammation and pain forever.. How can I be sure I am going in the right path.

  • in reply to: 7 months gout pain and counting! #7711

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    Hi Ian,

    Your case sounds like similar to mine. I am curious to know your current status. Have you been taking Allopurinol and Colchicine everyday? I have lingering pain for 6 months now and am getting worried. May be we can share and learn through our experiences.

  • in reply to: Prolonged Big toe pain #7708

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    Hi nobody,

    Thanks a lot for the response.
    1. No, the doctors just guessed that it might be a gouty tophus and they said it is a small bean size as per the measurements. Synovial fluid has never been aspirated. Gout has been diagnosed purely based on symptoms and urid acid levels. Is there any way to make sure it is indeed gouty tophus?

    2+3. Going to consult an Orthopedic, but am running out of options now.Changed couple of docs already with no result.

    4.Though AST level increased a bit, it’s still within the range..

    5. Does Allopurinol melt the crystals or tophus? Doesn’t increasing the dosage cause more elevated liver enzymes?

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