Rick Kalway

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    Rick Kalway


    I first had gout at age 45. I had it in the toe, followed by the ankle, then the knee.

    i was given allopurinol and colchicine for medication at that time. I must be in the bad category and suffered from non stop diarrhea and stomach discomfort. Their only answer was for me to take Prilosec to ease my symptoms.

    i instead chose to quit those meds and I quit drinking which I thought was a serious contributor. Over time all my symptoms went away and I was doing fine until this year. I had a toe attack which i was given Prednisone for and it worked amazingly well. But now a few weeks ago I got it in the ankle again and the Prednisone was not very effective and i am still having problems walking.

    What are my options with allopurinol not being a good one?

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