Keith’s GoutPal Story 2020 Forums Please Help My Gout! gout medications for acute attack

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    i had to visit the er for an accute gout attack.   i feel worse.  they prescribed me propoxyphene-n100 w/ APAP 650 tabs one every 6hr, colchicine 0.6mg 1 every 2-4 hours, and tramadol 50mg.    I wanted a corti. shot but he did not give that to me,  did this doctor prescribe the right medications?  thanks



    They prescribed EXACTLY the right stuff for you. (I'm AMAZED actually…so often they'll give you ibuprofen and brush you off.)

    One warning: Don't take more than 16 colchicine in a 48 hour period…it will stop the attack but you'll feel like you are trying to lose all your internal organs in the toilet, diarrhea worse than CHOLERA! Stopping at 8 or 10 is probably wise…and you'll STILL get diarrhea so stay close to home.

    Everybody raves about Tramadol for pain…I was disappointed and it keeps me awake. Different strokes, I guess.

    (Routine cortisone shots can do more damage than help.)

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