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Thanks for your questionCustomer
This sounds like a difficult problem.
In order to help you better, can you give me a list of your medications and your other medical problems? Can you tell me if you have made any changes to your diet?
Thanks for that additioanl information. Here are my suggestions:
I think that you may be taking your medications incorrectly. Generally, I tell my patients to take allopurinol every day whether they think they need it or not. Taking allopurinol on and off actually increases your chances of a gout attack. I like to have my patients start at 100mg a day and slowly work their way up to 300mg a day. While their adjusting to the allopurinol, I like to put them on a medication called colchicine. This isn't a good medication to take long-term, but it does seem to prevent gout while you're getting used to the allopurinol. After you've been on 300mg of Allopurinol for about a week, I would recommend stopping the colchicine. At that point, I would recommend taking the indomethacine only if you have an occasional gout attack.
The newest studies have shown that meat, seafood and alcohol have the highest risk of gout attacks. Low-fat dairy products, ascorbic acid and wine consumption appeared to be protective for the development of gout.
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I hope that this informatio helps, get better!