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colchicine for Gout, Prophylaxis: had 2 bouts in left big toe. Second one was so bad couldn't use clutch in car or change geers on bike. On a bad day I considered a chisel and malet but about a week after starting colchicine I woke to find pain reduced by 50% and within about 3 weeks 95% so well pleased and no apparent symptoms.
Colcrys (colchicine) for Gout, Acute: This medication worked for my first acute gout flare, although I was prescribed a low dose 0.3 twice a day because of it's toxic property. Later I discovered 1.2 for first dose then 0.6 an hour later then prophylactic use until flare up was under control. The side effects where mainly bowl related. It was probably a good idea to start with a low dose, but did not get relief until I had to start the dose over with 1.2 then 0.6.
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Colcrys (colchicine) for Gout, Acute: My doctor put me on Indomethacin during a Gout attack. She said that taking Colcrys during a flare up can dislodge uric acid crystals from other parts of the body, which can end up in the affected area, making it worse. After 13 days I am on Colcrys. A little bit of upset stomach, but I will trade it for the pain any day. Manufacturer has printable coupons and voucher to help with the cost. Good luck.
colchicine for Gout, Acute: I have had gout attacks in both knees, elbows, wrists, big toes, thumbs. One of my doctors put me on 0.6 mg of colchicine daily and that worked to control the gout.
Now the doctor that took over for her said I can't be on daily, and now I have had gout in my right thumb and then my left thumb in 3 weeks since I quit the daily dose.
colchicine for Pseudogout, Prophylaxis: Had excruciating leg and knee pain for weeks until finally diagnosed as pseudo-gout. Colchicine did wonders and now virtually pain free. Now the bad news. Three doctors have said it will no longer be made available.
Colcrys (colchicine) for Gout, Acute: I have had 2 gout attacks in the last 3 months. For my most recent attack (and the worst I've ever had) I got virtually no relief from using Colcrys. I took the first 2 days of pills, but no improvement. I switched to Indocin, and have had about 50% relief overnight and getting better still. The original colchicine was good and acted quickly, but something is very different about Colcrys. I won't take it again for gout attacks.
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Colcrys (colchicine) for Gout, Acute: Gout is so painful. After first doses of Colcrys had immediate relief. I had fallen on my knee and was being treated for osteoarthritis with no relief. Went to arthritis doctor who told me it was gout in my knee. Went on Colcyrs and I can walk again.
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Colcrys (colchicine) for Gout, Acute: I get several gout attacks a year. Less side effects but also not as fast acting as Colchicine was. Taking more Colcry over several days to obtain relief then when I was taking Colchicine.
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Colcrys (colchicine) for Gout, Acute: Colcrys, has helped my Gout, but it has also raised my ALT, AST. Plus, I am experiencing burning, itching, numbness in both of my hands. I see my Rheumatologist tomorrow.
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colchicine for Gout, Acute: I am subject to relatively frequent gout flare up, every 2-3 months or so. At the first symptoms I take one 0.5 mg of colchicine every three hours and most of the time after 2-3 pills the pain is gone. I also take 1-2 pills of imodium to avoid the diarrhea.It works fine for me
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colchicine for Behcet's Disease: Been using colchicine for over 20 years. No noticeable side effects but do get my bloods checked annually. Only problem was when returned to using it after a two year break. Some diarrhea at first but this stopped after a few weeks once body built up tolerance to drug.
colchicine for Gout, Acute: This is a useful drug but care must be taken not to take too much when trying to get relief.The maximum start-up dose is usually greater than that needed to create problems in sensitive individuals - or if taken with another (incompatible) drug. I took 6 x 0.5 mg tablets for 2 days recently for an attack of left toe gout whilst starting on Simvastatin (for blood lipid lowering) and ended up with severe diarrhea (without any stomach pain). This knocked back the gout attack also, but cessation of therapy allowed it back with a vengeance and two very bad nights followed.
I have cleared the statin after 2 days - so will start low dose Colchicine again if needed tonight- but keeping to 1-2mg max dose in future.
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