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Gout For Weeks
Feboxostat, colchicine, and ketolorac have been effective gout treatments this past year, but not for this longer than usual 10 day gout attack. Why?
See details: Febuxostat is not used to treat acute gout but to prevent it by normalizing serum uric acid. If continued during the acute attack it can prolong the attack and actually worsen it. You should not have these breakthrough attacks if the control is done properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I took napraxin, can I take ibouprifin a few hours later for added relief for arthritic joint pain?
No: They are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medicines. Taking Ibuprofen just a few hours later can cause stomach upset or far worse ulcers, in addition to possible side effects to blood pressure and to the kidneys. Naproxen stays in the body far longer than the ibuprofen. Take one or the other only as prescribed or as noted on the bottle's instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Swelling is usually the last symptom to go away after the injury. The severity of the sprain, whether the ligaments are partially or completely torn has a major bearing on the healing rate. Ice and compression are quite helpful and physical therapy modalities can hasten healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been taking humira (adalimumab) 40 mg every two weeks for six weeks. My RA is much better. I get nausea, dizziness and fatigue that last for 48 hours after the injection. Will these symptoms dissipate over time?
Taking enbrel (etanercept) for ra. What is your view of being off it for two weeks prior to shingles vaccine and off two more weeks after?
Wait longer: Because the shingles vaccine is a attenuated virus, i would recommend staying off of your Enbrel (etanercept) the week that you get your vaccine; and, for six weeks thereafter. The six weeks allows your immune system to develop igg antibodies to the virus, the most effectivbe antibody. I recommend getting no more than 15 mg of Prednisone during the time you are off your enbrel (etanercept). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a healthy 36 year old, after gout attack has resolved, can colchicine (alone) be taken to prevent future attacks and how much and for how long?
Can a stress fracture of the 2nd metatarasal take longer than 9 weeks to heal? I've been in a walking boot for 9+ weeks but still have pain and swelling
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I've experienced irregular periods for years (could go between 6-8weeks) and now for 5 months every 28 days is this good? For conception
Yes,it is good: for conception. It means you are ovulating regularly.. ...Read more
On prednisone for 3 weeks for severe uc + first remicade (infliximab) infusion last week. Still see blood and feel irritation for 2 hours in morning.Any advice?
2.5 weeks into shingles. antivirals for a week, prior to rash,rash improving still have pain,tramdol for a week but stopped 3days ago. Suggestions?
Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.
Naproxen & Ankle Ten: Not recommended to take it chronically on a daily basis because of kidney deterioration. She should hopefully only need Naproxen for less than 2-4 weeks in order to treat acute ankle tendonitis. She can discontinue Naproxen abruptly without any side effects. Voltaren gel (diclofenac) is a topical NSAID that would be even better for your daughter's ankle. Apply directly to the source of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a prostate pain now for three weeks and i went to a general doctor then gave levofloxacin (500mg) once a day for ten days and voltaren, (diclofenac)still pain?
I have been taking allopurinol for 1 week. I now have a gout attack. Can i take colchicine as well?
Wrong order!: Taking Allopurinol during an attack will worsen and prolong it. My regimen is this: establish diagnosis. You can start an nsaid, inject the affected joint(s) with steroids, start colchicine, bid is adequate with the other meds. After three days start Allopurinol 100mg x 1wk, 200mg x 1wk, and then the full dose. The cochicine can be cut back to once daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taken around 1400 mg all at once of ibuprofen a day off and on for a few years for pain.. Should i be concerned about long term kidney health?
Bad idea!!: Too high a dose can lead to kidney damage. Try just following the directions. If simple over the counter meds don't take care of the pain you need to see your doctor for more potent relief. If you keep exceeding the dosage, you're likely to wind up with major kidney damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer