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phndoc
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   Posted 3/14/2011 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I want to know if anyone has had a cortisone shot. I found out that I now have grout. So, the doctor shot me with cortisone. Well, my foot may feel better, the rest of me don't. I seem to be in the biggest flare up in two years. My hands hurt so bad that I can't drive.

couchtater
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   Posted 3/14/2011 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you on a mainance medicine for your gout? My Mother had it really bad and she was put on allipurinol (sp?) and it stopped the attacks cold. If she doesn't take it or reduces the dose she really hurts.
Joy

phndoc
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   Posted 3/15/2011 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Not yet. I go back to the doctor on Friday.
 
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.
 
Frank
 

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   Posted 3/17/2011 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, I had to smile at the typo. I too have grout, and it is dirty and needs to be cleaned with a toothpaste!!!

That seems very odd that cortisone would cause a Lupus flare -- but I think it just goes to show you how we can never predict what causes our over-active auto-immune systems to attack. Something about it your body apparently didn't like!

I've had minor gout, but have always been able to control it by eating less rich food for a while, drinking lots of water, and exercising to get blood moving in my feet.

Another thing is gall bladder - have you had yours out or do you still have it? Many people have problems with rich food after gall bladder removal surgery, so there are special diets -- trying one of those less-rich diets might be something to try for a few weeks to see if you can make the gout ease up some.

Hope you feel better soon,
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panther fern
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   Posted 3/20/2011 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
i get cortisone injections in hot spots... like my shoulders, knees , whatever joint is not responding to MTX, or the orencia, gout has meds that are much more affective than cortisone, it is a build up of uric acid usually in your feet or hands. and from what i hear it can be wicked painful. i think my mom and aunt took indocin for it. but i wouldn't trust my brain. lol..

I am glad that your grout will be getting cleaned as well lol!!!
I had my gall bladder out... the gall bladder filters the fatty foods, when that is taken out the liver has to learn the job, so no fried foods the build up of uric acid is usually from it pooling in an area. i don't know much about it. but i do know that is what gout is. college was a bit ago and gets a bit longer ago each day.. search it...

May tomorrow have joy, happiness, and a bit of healing.

diana

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   Posted 3/21/2011 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
My brother and my father in law have trouble with gout and you will never guess what works for them? Black cherries. You can buy them dried in the canned fruit section of the super market. Just eat a handful whenever the symptoms start and within hours they start going away. It really works - the black cherrie juice does too.

hope you find relief soon
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couchtater
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   Posted 3/21/2011 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard of that before. My mother went to a health food store and bought black cherry juice to take.
Joy

phndoc
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   Posted 3/21/2011 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
All better....Now onto the next issues.
 
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.
 
Frank
 
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