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I Have Been Using Colchicine For Gout And Is Not Working Flr Me
I get gout , i heard iodine pills are good for gout is this true? I have been on them for about2 weeks and my gout is completely gone!
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 even have gout.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What is the best treatment for psoriatic arthritis? I have been on remicade (infliximab) for 2 years and it has helped, but I hear and I am scared of side effects
Im on 15 mg daily but have been noticing it is no longer working. What would be stronger and more effective? I have several types of arthritis in multiple joints...spine, hand, hip etc
I also use voltaren topically and have lidoderm patches for when my n
See rheumatologist: I think you really need to see a rheumatologist to give you better guidance on the treatment options. ...Read more
I am 18 and am on methotrexate and humira (adalimumab) for Juvenile Arthritis. Is it safe for me to have a few drinks after my formal?
Can I have physical therapy while taking anti TB drugs for my ankle?... I have tuberculous arthritis in my ankle and im 16 only.
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 have the therapist discuss their plans with your doctor before proceeding. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with sciatica and have been sent to pyshiotherapy which is not helping at all, how do I go about getting an xray?
I am taking mainly naproxen 500 mg twice a day and 20 mg Amytriptylene for fibromyalgia pain. It does help, but I have put about 16kgs since sept 14. I need to lose weight but it's not coming off. I am finding that my legs feel different, as if they're no
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 need to start a regular exercise program. You also need to minimize carbohydrate intake and control portion size to lose weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help me! i still have fluid in left ear. Have been on prednisone, amoxicillin, indocin, (indomethacin) and eurthyicin as well. Been a month and it's no bette?
I ve been recently diagnosed with siadh i m a 42 year old male and really am not happy with taking demeclocycline i work outdoors as a gardener so photosensitivity is big issue also on limited fluids are there any other medicatons that could help?
Few other options..: Vasopressin-related: valprisol and samca. Diuretics: Lasix (furosemide) and manitol & urea are other options. Demecycline is actually an antibiotic but it works on the kidney and alters its ability to control flow of water/urine--this medicine takes about 1 wk+ to start working. Your concerns are legitimate and so i suggest talking to your doc for alternatives for you--as above. Good luck. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when I was 2 years old. I'm 26 now and it is still active in my knees...but I stopped taking anti inflammatory medication and pain meds. I've change my diet to make sure I get proper vitamins . I also ta
I have been taking clonac 50 for my wrist pain... I was wondering if it's safe to also take demazin pe (cold/flu) as well? Appreciated.
Probably yes: From what you are saying I do not any big problem at least on the short trem. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with LPR and have been taking PPIs for over two months with no results. I am also on a very strict diet, what else can I do to?
I have been on the fentayl patch for teo weeks and. It is not helping with oxycodone as break threw what is next for me I have chronic low back prob?
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 and focused physical therapy - stretching and exercise. Next, interventional therapies, which are determined based on the cause of the lower back pain, as indicated. Lastly, is medications for breakthrough pain. All can be used together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is that I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia and the medicine i take don't help much but when i was gave a prednisone pac i felt relieved?
I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for about 48 hours for diverticulitis I am now having shoulder pain i researched and it appears I should stop the cipro (ciprofloxacin) r t tendonitis et al can I continue with just the flagyl?
I have GAD and mild OCD and have been taking Buspirone for the last 24 days it hasnt helped very much. Should I switch meds or keep trying?
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 regarding medications. However, I can point out that BAO and OCD are psychological problems and you are encouraged to seek psychological treatment adjunctive to your meds. Psychology Tx can resolve the cause; meds can only mask symptoms. ...Read more
I have been taking Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) and prednisone for almost a year. what would happen if I just stop taking both of them?
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. More importantly, stopping prednisone abruptly can cause adrenal insufficiency which can cause many problems including death. When you take prednisone the body stops its normal production of a steroid similar to prednisone and is necessary to live ...Read more
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I've been on Cilift for a number of years now and while I've been taking it religiously it feels like it hasn't been working as well as it used to. Should I be using something else? I used cilate for a bit but it didn't seem to work.
I am currently taking 10mg of clarytin once a day for hayfever, but it does appear to be working. It has in previously, what can I try instead. Andy?
Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec: You may want to try a different anti-histamine like Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec. Sometimes switching to a different medication can make the difference. However, if those aren't helping with your symptoms either, it may not be allergies and you should see your doctor for an examination to determine the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 primary care doctor to see what medicine or combinations of medicine is best for you. ...Read more
See below: When your symptoms have abated, or you are throwing up. ...Read more
In taking colchicine for gout, does it work immediately or will it take a few days to help? Thanks
Is it true that there a maximum dosage of 6mg of colchicine per incident of gout, which is basically 3 days if taken 0.5mg four times daily?
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?
Does eating peanut or using peanut butter causes a gout flare up? What is the usual dose of colchicine during a flare up?
Peanut and gout: No, peanut foods wll not trigger gout. Colchicine dose is 0.1. Mg /d.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gout and above normal creatinine. Can ketosteril together with colchicine be use in a long term?
No to Colchicine. I : Not sure what drug the ketosteril is? Colchicine is not advised for gout except for acute attacks for short periods of time, otherwise the side effects are troublesome and with poor renal function (with high creatinine) you should take the least (if any) meds for it, like the nsaids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take colchicine for gout for one day (two 0.6 tablets and another an hour later) if I stop taking Simvastatin for one day?
Likely Okay: The main concern when using colchicine with a statin medication is myotoxicity (muscle toxicity). If you decide to use colchicine for your gout flare then notify your doctor immediately if you begin to have generalized muscle pain or very dark urine. This can be a sign of a serious medical condition called rhabdomyolysis. While this is rare it can be very serious. Hope this helps. God Bless ...Read more
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
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