I had my first gout attack that I was aware of in my right ankle. Thursday. I read up on the symptoms and treated it accordingly. Took turmeric. Lemon. Black tart cherry. Celery. No alcohol. No meat. 2 to 3 gallons of water per day. Couldn't sleep by Monday morning I get t to the doctor and he prescribed colchicine .6 ml twice a day first 3 days 1 each day after for total of 7 days. I can sleep again but still can hardly walk I am on day 2 of Meds. How long before I can walk again not pain free but just walk with out pain on a scale of 1 to 10... it's 11? Any insight would be helpful
Gout is a disease that causes severe joint pain and stiffness and most often affects the joint of the big toe. Gout is a form of arthritis and is caused when uric acid levels build up in your joints. An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night, with the sensation that the joint is on fire, or hot, swollen and throbbing.
Colchicine or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) after often prescribed to reduce the pain and inflammation. They do not affect uric acid levels.
An acute attack like yours may last from three to 10 days.
For more information visit: https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/gout.html
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