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19 Apr 2006

Re: Gout and Uric Acid
Good Day Doc,

I wonder if youc could please assist me. The doctors said that she has gout in her foot and that the uric acids or something was crystalizing in her foot and therefore this was causing extreme pain in her foot. In the meantime she was in and out of hospital with kidney failure etc etc.... Once coming out of the hospital our physician prescribed Puricos for her for the Gout in her foot and also the uric acids.

But unfortunately 1 and a half weeks later she started swelling and had an allergic reaaction. So off we went back to the physician who then took a look at the pills she prescribed and said that the Puricos was the pill that was causing the allergic reaction.. So she took her off the Puricos pill and did not give her a supplement or anything else to keep the gout and uric acids from crystalizing on the foot again.

This morning we woke up with my mother howling with pain because of the same foot she has the Gout in.

I would highly appreciate it if you could please give me some advice on what other supplements or pills there is too take for Gout other than Puricos.

I also adviced my mother to go back to the physician and let her prescribe something else or a alternative to Puricos.

Any advice would be highly appreciated.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Pinkfairy
Try colchisine when she has acute pain, Minuric for longterm (if she is allowed with the kidney problems - ask the physician first) Uric acid in the blood is normally removed by the kidneys, so gout can occur as kidney failure develops. Keep her on a low protein diet if possible and let her take in enough fluids.
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