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corrected Colchicine amount…amazing what a fuzzy brain does…
Off the Allopurinol…
Monitoring how I am on marijuana re dizzy etc…
definitely need a break from these drugs
100mg Allopurinol, took Naproxen plus marijuana injested and topical…pain
in knees really bad..really dizzy
100mg Allopurinol, marijuana
extremely dizzy on awakening, (no not from marijuana)
Barely functioning today…
Going to cut pill dose to 50mg…probably will stop all together
I am beginning to think that I am not going to be able to take gout meds
will have to find a different way…that is so like me…
As Keith pointed out there are some folks that have gout that perhaps has been caused by Sleep Apnea…and they deal with the Apnea symptoms and the gout disappears. Good for them. For the rest of us the two diseases arise at perhaps the same time in varying forms and we have to deal with that. Mostly there are no magic bullets.
How to find out if one has Sleep Apnea, you ask.
Well the simplest and least expensive way of getting a general hint is with an “overnight oximetry test”
In Canada your doctor can request the overnight test from one of the DME (Durable Medical Equipment vendors that deal with Sleep Apnea. Here is what they look like in BC.
After you take the test, the results are assessed and if the technician at the DME will suggest a trial on a CPAP machine.
Sometimes if the results are showing a high level of Apnea your Dr will request an Overnight Sleep Study, but don’t worry about that. Get yourself an Oximetry Test and go from there, in my opinion…:-)
Also you can’t go far wrong by visiting the Apnea Board, lots of great support there…
There are various apps for smart phones, but they will only tell you if you are snoring…not if you have SA (Sleep Apnea)
Had Hemoglobin and Iron checked about a year ago:
Hemoglobin: 141 (135 – 170)
Ferritin: 100 (35 – 300)
So looks ok there…
OK brain still fuzzy I missed your earlier post…
I am now back on 100mg of Allopurinol. Don’t know why the Dr
took me off the Colchcine, he then prescribed Celebrex for my
I am not taking Celebrex and Naproxen together, sorry for the confusion.
I sometime use either or but never together or even during the same pain flare.
Will start a Symptoms topic in Diary.
Thanks Keith, the support is helping 🙂
What an interesting thread.
I have sleep Apnea, diagnosed a couple of years ago, and after incredible struggles getting used to a machine am now happily using an ASV CPAP machine.
It is ironic that what I now know as early gout symptoms in my 50’s
coincided with weight gain and the beginning of Sleep Apnea.
The comment re doctors not having the time to give info to patients rings true
in my case. I have a few physical things going on, as is normal at 67, so
its not surprising that I have to research my own conditions.
For anyone else who also has Sleep Apnea and has not been there yet,
a great forum is the Apnea Board
I look forward to reading this forum and hopefully will find a way
through the gout pain…
all the best,
Had a horrible few days, reaction to Allopurinol seems to be getting worse. I had started off with 100mg of Allopurinol about two months ago, then went up to 200mg. Thats when the nasty side effects started to hit. I am very dizzy, could not go out today, now also getting stomach aches after food. Feeling very tired also have major pain in knees/feet.
Had been taking Cochiline (sorry re spelling), dr took me off that. I have Naproxen and Celebrex for pain if needed.
Not sure where to go with this, I cannot remember the alternate medication the Doc said I could try, will call him tomorrow to see what he thinks.
Talk about the cure being worse than the disease, lol…:-)
Thanks for the info…I will contact m Dr and ask about trying
febuxostat, worth a shot…
I have been on allopurinol for nearly two months
the dizziness is from the allopurinol. I was in to see my rhumatologist last week, he suggested dropping the dose to 100mg, just to see if I could tolerate that dose better. May do that, but wanted to try staying on the larger dose to get my uric acid levels down. I am at 6.22 as of last Friday…..