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What is gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis that causes sudden joint inflammation, usually in one joint. Severe gout can sometimes affect many joints at once. This is known as polyarticular gout.

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Comment from: david, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

I am sorry to say I have never watched my diet and the result of it has been, about every 6 months my gout will start to act up. At that point I will take one 100 milligram pill of indomethacin and I'm good for about another 6 months. When I first found out I had the gout about 26 years ago I would get a flare up once a week which left a huge lump on the side of my foot the size of a ping pong ball. It's still there, I need to have it removed.

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Comment from: BillC, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 10

I had my first case of gout about 30 years ago I was only in my 30s at the time. They did not know as much about it back then and I suffered for months before my now doctor found the cause and treated it with medicine. I did all the different drugs to get it under control and now I take 400 MG of allopurinol each day and have been for over 30 years. If I miss a dose I am in trouble. I eat right, watch my weight and exercise everyday which helps. I had a flare up about a month ago and quickly took some colchicine to get it under control. Mine is not food related, I just do not get rid of the uric acid in my system. It is the most ongoing painful thing I deal with every day.

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