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Old 03-25-2018, 22:45   #11
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I did check these things out with my doctor as I am on heart, blood pressure, diabetic and acid reflux medications. At the time I was told it was such a small amount and not needed for a long period that it was safe. But please check it out with your own doctor as well.

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A few years ago I suffered periodically from goat. My doctor decided because of it's ineffectiveness and the risk of kidney damage that I should stop taking allipurinol. He prescribed instead a more expensive drug called ULORIC. A 40mm dose one per day. At first I seemed to get worse, but in a week it was gone and I have been attack free for over five years. THIS STUFF WORKS! My uric acid came way down and the drug is safe for your kidneys. Before Uloric I also used to get a steroid shot in the doctors office, that stopped the attack within a hour, you have to be careful because these shots send your glucose level sky high. It requires intensive management, but doable for me.
rlbarkleyii....I finally got my doctor to call me and I discussed the problems I have was having with Allopurinol. I told him about the other medication, which he admitted he knew nothing about!? He checked it out while we were on the phone and said it looks like it might be a good option, but he said it would cost a lot as it is in a 'third tear' .....He told me it may cost up to $400 per month.

Would you mind sharing with me how much you are paying....

Regardless, thanks...

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Hi just to mention I did talk to the doctor about this and he said the amount of baking soda it was necessary to take would not harm me. I also have high blood pressure and heart disease, along with the diabetes. It never hurts to check but please don't let it scare you off completely.

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[QUOTE=rlbarkleyii;1286410]A few years ago He prescribed instead a more expensive drug called ULORIC. A 40mm dose one per day.

rlbarkleyii...a follow up! Good News...

After my doctor told me about the expense associated with Uloric, I called my insurance drug provider and found out they do cover some of the costs on this drug. Therefore, it is not $400 per month. A bit expensive but not to bad!

I then pressed my doctor again and he agree to call in that prescription. I have been on it for over a week now, 1 40mm dose per day, as you say! And I have had no problems with it....so far! I will wait to see how my Uric Acid test goes next month, but for now all is well....

Thanks for much for posting this note...you lead me, single handedly to a solution...God Bless you for that! Gout really does hurt not to mention the potential for kidney stones from high uric acid!


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I had it in my ankle a month or so back. Doc put me on colchicine, 4 days max he said, because you can get really bad diarrhea... well... I did, after only 2 days so I stopped it, but it seemed to have had the right effect. I'm having some bloods done next week to see what my uric acid levels are now, but as per doc's advice, I also increased my H2O intake and it all seems to have done the trick.

I do not know how anyone can walk with it, its so painful (I did, but only to get what I needed, and was using my walking stick a lot more than I usually do). My sympathies to anyone who has it as an ongoing issue

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Kyteflyer.....I was lucky as my gout attack was only in my left big toe....sounds funny, but I had no idea how much a big toe could hurt. I could walk by rolling my foot over and walking on the side of the foot. But it still hurt and was slow walking.... My toe puffed up and got real red....

My Uric acid tested to be one point of 'high'....but if we don't treat it you can get kidney stones from high uric acid....and I know from others that is a killer too.....as far a pain....

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I dont think anyone is lucky if they have gout. I had NO idea how painful it is. I would hate it more, I suspect, if it were a toe thing (smaller joints, probably greater pain!!)

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