Gout - Experience

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Published: December 15

I had C5, C6 and C7 fused. A week later gout started in my big toe and foot. Horrible pain. I can't take anti-inflammatories because of neck surgery, so doctors are giving me narcotics to relieve pain (doesn't work very well). It is now moving to my ankle. Also, I developed cellulitis, which caused a giant blister on top of my foot, which doctor had to drain. This is the worst pain ever. I'm taking the preventive medication, but it doesn't really do anything either..

Published: January 08

I have constant tingling feeling in my left foot for the last one year because of gout. It started after I was discharged from hospital where I was admitted for breathing problem. Presently my veins from big toe and second toe leg joint with foot are having uncomfortable tingling feelings, but I can walk normally. I am 75 years of age and my triple bypass surgery was carried out in 2004. I also underwent Leiomyoma surgery in 2008. Presently I am having atrial fibrillation problem too. But I am comfortable having a good retired life..