Ive just had my first gout attack.I am 49 . play football.work on the tools, strong fit , a little over weight. Went on a all day piss up with wine and beer and calamari etc . next day BANG . coudnt walk.. next day average limping bad , next day worked and suffered bad and that night major pain again. Went to see my doc. ( i trust him ) He took me straight off Hydrochlorthiazide saying it can cause gout. He gave me Indomethacin and over night it was gone. Job done !! Now im off it and waiting to see if the drug has removed my terrible achillies tendinitis as well because that has gone too. I have suffered for around the last 6 months or more with very sore feet and knees and my question is simply was this mild gout. Because you see its all gone now even other long term pains and aches and its two days since i took any meds
Gout is a type of arthritis that usually affects the joints, most often those in the big toe, but can also affect the knees, elbows, thumbs or fingers. The affected joint or joints become swollen, tender and red, and look and feel "hot". Movement is usually difficult.
The pain tends to come on suddenly and reaches a peak in four to 12 hours. Although the first episode usually resolves in a few days, future gout attacks are likely to last longer and affect more joints.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen are used to relieve the pain and inflammation of acute attacks.
For more information visit: https://www.drugs.com/cg/gout.html
- Indomethacin Information for Consumers
- Indomethacin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Indomethacin (detailed)
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