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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I take lovastatin and now the rheumatologists says that I have gout. I have been in terrible debilitating pain, I don't eat much fish and very little meat. what else can I do to eliminate the pain of gout?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Have you ever taken allopurinol?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sort to hear about this gout and the pains that you have reported, Gout is not typically managed with steroids unless there is another disease condition. The main drug in managing gout is allopurinol which decreases the amount of uric acid produced in the body. This develop reduces uric acid buildup and symptoms of gout.
The best drug for immediate gout pain relief is indomethacin. It is taken at doses of 50mg 3times daily for acute pains. I will suggest that you ask your doctor about this if he has never considered using this.

In addition to drugs, avoid excess consumption of red meats this is a major contributor to uric acid production. If you have a script of your results that were used to diagnose gout, I will like to review them and offer a second and independent opinion.

However, lovastatin can be a serious cause of muscle pain. I will like you to ask your doctor i this isn’t a major contributor to your pain and needs to be reviewed.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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Suggest treatment for gout

Brief Answer: Have you ever taken allopurinol? Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sort to hear about this gout and the pains that you have reported, Gout is not typically managed with steroids unless there is another disease condition. The main drug in managing gout is allopurinol which decreases the amount of uric acid produced in the body. This develop reduces uric acid buildup and symptoms of gout. The best drug for immediate gout pain relief is indomethacin. It is taken at doses of 50mg 3times daily for acute pains. I will suggest that you ask your doctor about this if he has never considered using this. In addition to drugs, avoid excess consumption of red meats this is a major contributor to uric acid production. If you have a script of your results that were used to diagnose gout, I will like to review them and offer a second and independent opinion. However, lovastatin can be a serious cause of muscle pain. I will like you to ask your doctor i this isn’t a major contributor to your pain and needs to be reviewed. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.