I saw the question posed about gout and chemotherapy. I am a 54 year old woman who had breast cancer 5 years ago and was treated with chemotherapy(cytoxin and adriamycin)During this time I had a continued decline in the joints of my knees. My Dcotors say it is arthritis. I am now experiencing a numbness in my toes and also some enlargement. I also experienced an enlargement of a finger in my left hand (swollen and feels difficult to bend) No signs of an insect bite only warmth and no redness.I have some puffiness between the middle and forth fingers of both hands, occasional pain on the outside of my wrists and I am also experiencing aches in my lower hip and buttocks area. Could this be the start of gout or rhumatoid arthritis? What type of test could determine this, and is there any type of diet for gout that could help me ? I am a gingerale drinker and wondered if consuming too much could cause an increase in uric acid in my system?
Gout & Pseudogout Q & A
Recently, I have been diagnosed with gout/arthritis in the big toe joint. When it flares up, I can hardly walk. Being that this is not constant pain, I am wondering if some of the food I take could bring on the bouts of swelling and pain. I also have a kidney condition, so I cannot take most of the medication available. Tylenol is about it.
How can it be determined that a pain in the foot is considered gout or arthritis? adding: that there could or could not be any inflammation. By knowing this how can it or any be prevented? 1.)For Gout, I know when I have pizza this gives a reaction. What’s your comments? Currently I am taking colchicine.
I am a 54 yr. old female. 10 months ago I became very ill and was hospitalized with septacemia suspected from a kidney infection. Liver enzymes were highly elevated and SED rate was very high. Subsequently had several more “septecemias”. Had persistent pain in upper left abdomine. Had to have a huge kidney stone removed (long history).Although stone removed, continue to have upper abdominal pain.(Not diagnosed) Kidney speciatist says not related to stones although CT scan shows many stones remain. Liver enzymes eventually returned to normal. Approximately 8 weeks ago , developed acute sudden pain in hip that lasted several hours. Pain left the hip and went into both elbows and knees. Now seems to have settled in left elbow and knee which are both swollen. Have deformities of fingers in both hands (osteoarthritis) with big nodules. Sometimes get excruiating pain in left big toe. Doctor says blood work is all normal. 3 different anti-inflammatories did nothing. Very high dose of Prednisone helped “somewhat” but now that dosage is tapered down, pain and swelling has returned. Waiting to see a specaialist. Doctor says she suspects a “galloping” rheumatism of some kind, butis frustrated due to normal blood results. Generally feel unwell and body temerature is very low (96.1 at times). No fever but get chills. Any thoughts on what all this could mean??
I was recently diagnosed with gout, after suffering unknowingly for 15 years. I always had attacks in my knees, but grew up with Osgood Schlatter’s Disease, and a “torn” cartlidge football knee, so I always thought the attacks were part of that scenario. in 2000, I had my first attack in both big toes, and went to a podiatrist, who first told me. It was only a week or so after that my knee flared up also. I went to my Dr. who really didn’t do anything. ANYWAY, now it’s been another few years and my pain in my joints has moved to excruciating pain, all over. The kind that makes you yell out, cry, almost suicidal. What do I do, see a specialist? I worked construction all those years, (and more), now I can hardly get out of bed, and I’m afraid I’ve permanently damaged myself internally.
Any new treatments for gout?
My wife’s knee started swelling on-and-off approximately 3 years ago in 2001. Doctors could not find anything wrong with her knees or any blood disorders. She stopped taking her diuretics for a period of time, but this did not help. She stopped drinking beer and wine which seem to solve the problem. She walked 4 miles recently and has not encountered any knee swelling for three months.
About three weeks ago at 3 AM in the morning my mother, 84 years old, woke up with massive pain in her left arm. We called 911 right away. She still had time to put deoderant on and change her shirt because she did not want to embarass the paramedics. We all thought that it could be a heart attack or a stroke. So when the ambulance came, they took her to Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Coniva, California. Her EKG was alright. After the X-Ray the doctor said she had an inflamation on her left arm. My mother has arthritis in General. This is my question…..based on our general knowledge of arthritis, it comes gradually in with the time of a regular day. What happend that night? Why all of a sudden a massive attack of pain? Why all of a sudden at 3 AM in the morning when she is sleeping? Isn’t it supposed to rest while you are sleeping?
Over a decade ago, pulmonologists were investigating the monitoring of uric acid in their critical care patients to determine if they were receiving sufficient oxygen. They had determined that hypoxia causes a catabolic process in the body’s cells in which the adenosine triphosphate undergoes a process of degradation, with its final stage being the irreversible generation of uric acid. Since excess uric acid is known to cause gout, why hasn’t the hypoxia from sleep apnea been linked to gout?
I’m 43 and I have recently been diagnosed with gout in my big toe by my GP. My doctor has been great, really understanding and has told me some facts and figures about gout. But I feel like I still don?t really understand what gout is, how I have it, and what I can do to get rid of it? He mentioned that some foods and drinks will aggravate my condition but I?m concerned that he didn?t really tell me which ones! Please could you give me some advice?