Patient Comments: Gout - Symptoms

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Published: June 25

I have RA. and OA. Now it appears I have gout in my left big toe. My dad has had gout and so has my younger brother. Last night I woke up with this TERRIBLE toe pain. I could not move my toe....the covers could not touch my toe and, good grief, if the dogs rolled near the toe I panicked. I am no stranger to pain....IE: kids that wanted to stay in and never come out of the belly, gangrene appendix, Gallbladder, 2 knee replacements and open heart surgery etc......this unexpected pain was unreal. I couldn't sleep, couldn't put socks or shoes on this morning and the bone on the side, or base of the toe was red and hot. Tomorrow I will be calling the Dr to see what to do. I am taking 500mg of naproxen and it does help. I will be drinking lots of water instead of my Coke. I am also praying I do not have the pain tonight. I had no warning at all.....just horrible pain!!!!!

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Published: June 20

My husband has a very painful big toe and the other toes on that foot feel "dead". It is most painful when he walks.

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Published: June 13

When I was my age of 17 years old, I was affected by gout disease. Normally my big toe gets painful, suddenly it changes into swelling and too much of pain. I took treatment for one year and now still it is paining for me. I'm not able to bend my toe.

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Published: June 11

From the onset there was pain and then redness and unable to bend the knee, with a popping sound when I did bend the knee and extreme tenderness on the knee cap. There was also a noticeable heating effect on the knee. It's been a week now and the pain has diminished some but still there.

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Published: June 10

My sexual partners seem to have a serious reaction to my sperm experiencing a burning sensation. I am on zyloric 300.

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Published: June 04

Lab test result on uric acid shows 8.7 out of maximum level is 7.2. Now my leg joints are swelling continuously for 5 to 6 days then slowly reduces to normal position. There is no pain, but the right side heal is paining in the morning hours urinary track slight irritation is there..

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Published: June 03

For several months I suffered with pain in hands and feet. The doctor took blood and told me I have gout. I still have problems sleeping and getting comfortable when sitting. I have trouble getting back up after sitting for awhile my feet just don't want to work right.

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Published: May 29

I had swelling of the foot especially in the big toe. It was extremely painful. My toe becomes very sensitive to touch. I had three weeks of swelling. It was the longest attack I've had. I tried all remedies from my doctor with little success. I had to get a cortisone shot into the toe area, and I felt relief within 24 hours. The swelling was completely gone after 72 hours. I had a sample taken from my toe joint, and you could actually see the uric crystals in the blood. I am back on allopurinol 200 mg. My uric count went from 8.9 to 7.0 in one month. I'm still monitoring my uric count and dosage every two months.

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Published: May 29

My feet and toes hurt, and I had a burning sensation. My leg was kind of numb.

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Published: May 23

I have just recently had an attack of gout of the left lower thumb joint. The doctor was surprised, but I wasn't. My father had sufferred from gout in his hands off and on for years. I now watch my diet and have doubled my water intake during the days.

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