While overseas, I have been diagnosed with gout by a specialist. The pain and swelling from the initial attack has never fully stopped (4 months later). The specialist has mentioned that this is due to an inflammation feedback mechanism and has prescribed Loxitan. (Active ingredients:. Meloxicam) which I have been taking for a month. Some of the pain and swelling has decreased but I still walk gingerly and cannot run. In laymans terms what is an inflammation feedback mechanism and have you ever heard of these pain symptoms lasting so long with a gout patient?
It would be unusual for the initial episode of gout to last this long. The initial episodes of gout are short lived with the pain and swelling lasting only 4- 7 days even without treatment. Gout pain can persist in the later stages of gout when there is build-up of uric acid in the joint and bone damage is occuring. I think you need to be reassessed. I don’t know about the term “inflammation feedback mechanism”.