Doc perscribed me Allpureinol since taking this I have had horrific gout attacks. He told me it will break up the crystals and I may have some pain. Well i have had at least 10 gout attacks in the last month that brought me to tears in the store that I couldn't control. so I quit taking it. He said your not suppose to. He said he would raise the mg from 100 to 300 and I said no. Why would I want to continue to take something that gives me attacks. He also will not give me pain pills, I have had kidney stones and the other day I had a bowel movement that felt like pure glass with the toilet full of blood. I also need 2 joint replacements and surgery on my back for spinal stenosis, bulging disks pinched nerves & L4 & L5 out of line. So I am always in pain anyway & get shots in both knees & in my spine. I only eat fruit & veggies & drink tons of water. Can some one give me any suggestions?
I have Gout and need some answers to my problem?
- 31 Jul 2012 by Cerise
- 31 Jul 2012
- gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, pain
Added 31 Jul 2012:
The very highest level of uric acid in your blood is 6 and mine is 8. I have been reading articles about acidic levels and the other day I took 2 spoons of baking soda and 1 spoon of molasses mixed with a cup of water and drank it trying to make my body more alkiline. It gave me direaha within the hour. Which is ok. But the next day I had another bad attack.
I think your PCP should ne managing your gout, not your pain doc. I know the pain is intense, it pissed Henry the VIII off so much, he started killing off wives. I don't think that action helped his gout any, but ...
Allopurinol is a very old med, and I suspect the newer ones my be your best bet.
Who is managing your pain? Who in their right mind could look at you suffering so and do nothing to help alleviate some of your pain?
Where do you live? I'm in Florida, it seems most pl docs down here are being very cautious regarding script writing for oxycodone due to the potential for abuse, I never did anything of the kind, but with the DEA behind every tree, its hard to find docs to get the right care.
Mu suggestion to you would be to find another pain doc. Ask your present doc for a referral to pain management, since he isn't doing an adequate job.
Use any and all resources available to you in finding a good doc.
My best wishes are flying your way...
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