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AshnaG
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   Posted 3/29/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
I am not new to these forums, I actually have Ulcerative Colitis so I am an active member.
 
But I had a question about my father, recently he has Gout in his right foot, he CAN walk etc, but he has pain and swelling, the docs gave him meds ( I think it was called inoc something I'm not to sure I will find out) but he hasn't taken this as he believes it might make him worse? I don't know hes very old fashioned.. and I told him to eat cherries, but is there anything he can do for pain? or to decrease the swelling?
 
It hurts me to see him in pain, Please help!
 
 
24 year old female with mild case of UC
Salofalk- 9 pills a day 6 pills a day (yay)
Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel- 1/2 Glass a day
Bio-K Yogurt drink (50 billion active bacterial cultures.. Great drink!!) 
1 bottle a day
 
 
 


Ides
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   Posted 3/29/2007 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Why does your dad think that the Indocin will make him worse? It will help with the inflammation and the pain. The other med commonly used to treat an acute attack is naproxen, a NSAID. Depending on the degree of joint inflammation and location, sometimes prednisone is given or steroids are injected into the joint. If your father is unwilling to take any meds, rest assured that usually an attack is self limiting, lasting only 3-10 days.

In the meantime, keeping his weight off the foot, elevating when he sites, and cool pack might help. I hope that the doctor gave him a list of foods that should be avoided also. Here's some really good info on gout:

http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/gout/gout.htm

PS - Unlike forums like Crohn's and UC, others such as this are not as well attended. I am sure that others might respond, but they need to be given a chance


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Ducky
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   Posted 3/29/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi AshnaG.. Welcome to the Arthritis Forum.. I deleted your second post on this thread, as I felt it may discourage others from lending their advice. As Ides stated above, this forum doesn't get the traffic that others do, so you need to give us a bit to respond. You had only made your first post this at 10 this morning, many people, like me, didn't even get on the computer til now.

As far as your dad.. does he take any meds now? Why does he feel the meds the doc prescribed will make him worse? Would he be open to taking OTC meds? Meds like Aleve and Motrin can help with the pain and swelling. If he is reluctant to take even that, then I would recommend ice and elevation as Ides had suggested.

Let us know what your dad decides.. I wish him and you both well.. take good care..

Duck
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Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
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AshnaG
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   Posted 4/2/2007 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, im sorry for that last post then, I was just a little jumpy I guess... And concerned about my dad. But thank you for ur responses!

I really don't know why he doesn't take this med, I have fought with him so has my mom, I think maybe he is scared of side effects? I will get him to read this forum though

Let me talk to my dad about all this and let him read your responses and get back to you!

Thanks once again..
Ashna
24 year old female with mild case of UC
Salofalk- 9 pills a day 6 pills a day (yay)
Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel- 1/2 Glass a day
Bio-K Yogurt drink (50 billion active bacterial cultures.. Great drink!!) 
1 bottle a day
 
 
 


greyhound
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Total Posts : 277
   Posted 4/4/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending prayers for your dad and hugs for you. God bless.

Adopt a retired racing greyhound


Ducky
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   Posted 4/4/2007 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ashna, did you talk to your dad? How is he doing?
Moderator of Arthritis/Epilepsy Forums
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
 

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