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sufinpyrazone? was one of the combination of drugs i was on at the time of my kidneys shutting down. I am waiting on my specialest to sorce febuxostat and we will give it a try.
It is not a cure but i find freezing the joint with ice or really cold water takes the pain away a little but not for long.
Yes i have been tested for all sorts and all come back as normal. I have done many 24 hour urine tests but counld not tell you what the results are??? Gout has been in my family for 3 generations but never this bad. They tried to put it down to my diet and my size but having done 3 years of food tests it made no differance. I was told if they had of picked it up when i was a lot younger things might have been better for me but no GP in the country could believe someone of 18 could have gout. I have even been a case study for many med students at Oxford. When you think half my life has been spent in pain i sort of treat it as normal now. The good thing is that the incapasity and DLA now take this a lot more serious which is a good thing for others that suffer more. I have done a few news paper and radio interviews about gout and helping make it more well known as a real illness. Its about time as well.
The only time my levels cam down below 6 was after i was on dialysis. I have been to the leading experts in this field and we have basicly come to a dead end. It is a case of living with it now. If it is found early you can control it. I have been told that within 10 years i will probably need new knee joints.