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I have been using colchicine for gout and is not working flr me

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
For pain? preventio?: If Colchicine doesn't control pain, may need to add anti-inflammatory (nsaid like indomethacin, or prednisone). To prevent flares, diet changes and me ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It is widely use to treat gout.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Preventing symptoms: Colchicine works on the cellular level to prevent the inflammatory symptoms of gout- pain and swelling.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your pri ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unrelated: Iodine is not a treatment for gout. You experience may represent a coincidence. It would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist to find out if you eve ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Psoriatic Arthritis: The gold standard for treatment of psoriatic arthritis is remicade (infliximab). Other biologic treatments include elbrel and humira. But all of the b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See rheumatologist: I think you really need to see a rheumatologist to give you better guidance on the treatment options.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
25 years experience Rheumatology
No alcohol : Methotrexate can be hard on the liver and its potential harms is augmented by alcohol. Talk to your doctor about alternatives but don't mix alcohol an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Physical therapy: This will be very helpful in preventing disuse atrophy and other complications of the disease, but you should clear this with your treating doctor and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not useful: An x-ray will not be useful in this situation. I would not give up on physical therapy. That is the best treatment. Bed rest does not help. If it ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Diet and exercise: The amitriptyline dose is low and likely not related to weight gain. Aerobic exercise is a very important part of the treatment of fibromyalgia so you ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes there is: Still fluid in the ear even after an infection has cleared. It can take quite a while for the fluids to drain especially with congestion. Ear nose ; t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Few other options..: Vasopressin-related: valprisol and samca. Diuretics: Lasix (furosemide) and manitol & urea are other options. Demecycline is actually an antibiotic b ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Diet and supplements will not help. You need strict control of the inflammation or you will experience progressive joint damage.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably yes: From what you are saying I do not any big problem at least on the short trem.
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Reflux: Short term medically a trial of reglan may help. Howevr, I would let your doctor who prescribed the PPI know that your symptoms are not changing.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiley Reynolds
25 years experience Pain Management
Lower back pain trea: Lower back pain has many etiologies and treatments. After a thorough examination and diagnosis, the most important treatment is to include specific a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Prednisone and FM: Due to its ability to tackle multiple pain and inflammatory pathways, Prednisone and like medications can alleviate most pains, at least in the short- ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Go back to doctor: Although Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin can create tendon problems it is entirely possible that the shoulder pain is related to diaphragmatic irritatio ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Yager
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
GAD & OCD: IMandel, this is not a direct answer to you question but may help you your decision. I am a Psychologist, not a Physician, and cannot advise you regar ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Dangerous: First of all whatever disease they are being used for could worsen rapidly. For example if used for a kidney transplant, the kidney could stop working ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Try different agent: When SSRI fail, Options are add NE antidepressant like Bupropion or try SNRI or consult a Psychiatrist for different treatment options!
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Other meds: You might try otc zyrtec, also an antihistamine/allergy med (that works on a different receptor). Drowsiness is its most common side effect. Or your f ... Read More
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