Yes I do use Indomethacin for my gout but my side effect is when I urinate it's a really long and difficult process. Seriously you'd think I was in the bathroom doing #2 how long it would take me. Even after I'm done I'd have to urinate a couple of more times shortly thereafter. Now here's my question... "Does Indomethacin actually treat and remove the crystallyine shard-like deposits in the joints or is it just helping with the swelling while alleviating some of the pain?" I ask this because after losing count of my many attacks over the past 7 years, it seems like when I feel better & start walking again I stop taking the Indomethacin. Only to have the goutty attack return but not as full blown as the initial attack. So you know where I'm coming from my attack began Jan 4. 2013 & I still haven't cleared it from my foot/toe/ankle area. What's worse is sometimes when it finally goes away in one foot it decides to transfer over into my other foot/toe/ankle thereafter. Excuse me for the lenghty blurb but I felt compelled to elaborate. Hopefully all this dialogue doesn't cause a person to forget my question above and thank you.
Does Indomethacin actually treat the goutty crystallyine deposits in your joints?
Question posted by greatwhite on 23 March 2013
Last updated on 5 December 2018 by Krizly75
I've been taking indomethacin everyday for a few years and while it has helped I still have had the occasional crippling attacks. Then I came across a YouTube video on water fasting. I started researching water fasting thoroughly before I decided to give it a try. Here's what I did and here's what has happened. ( Fasted for 3 days drinking water only then ate a keto diet once on day 4. I then fasted for five days drinking water only and ate keto two days in a row. By this time most of the lingering pain was gone and I noticed the breakout of sores I've had on my back for months was almost gone. I was very shocked and happy to see these results so I went another 5 days of fasting still drinking plenty of water and I noticed my back had completely cleared up and I no longer had a limp and my skin looked smoother and better than ever before. I had lost 20lbs as well in this short time frame and had more energy than ever before.
Now I will say that in the beginning I had some headaches the first 3 days and energy loss but all that went away after that. Then my wife jumped onboard doing the same thing and all the problems she was having disappeared almost immediately. I'm not perfect yet as I have degenerative disc disease and stenosis in my neck as well as bone spurs and bulging discs. But I'm doing better than I have in years.. our regular diet is now as follows. 2 days fasting drinking water only, 3 days intermittent fasting eating in a 4 hour window on those days then the last 2 days eating normal. Also when we eat we keep it keto. No sugar/poison and no carbs except the few we get from veggies. The healing power of this new life changing diet is absolutely amazing, it's almost miraculous. And the bonus is we are almost back to our normal healthy weights we look younger than ever and we feel clean inside. I went from 12 medications down to 4 medications now. We save
Indomethacin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used as a prescription medication to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms.
It will not remove crystaline deposits, it will simply trat the swelling and the pain.
Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The medication is better described as an anti-inflammatory, rather than an analgesic.
It is an NDAID It reduces inflammation. It would not remove the crystals.
- Indomethacin uses and safety info
- Indomethacin prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Indomethacin (detailed)
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