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Suggest treatment for severe pain due to gout

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Posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2017
Question: Husband is in pain with what looks like Gout. Have used all the usual at home remedies. Can't get an appointment with Doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can try tramadol.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM

Well looking into your issue most likely your husband would require small steroid dosage to overcome the attacks . But you will not be able to get it without prescription . For how many days did you use ibuprofen ?. You can try tramadol instead if its available there .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti


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Follow up: Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (7 minutes later)
2 days for ibuprofen. What does tramadol do that Ibuprofen doesn't?
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

They both belong to different groups , since you had taken ibuprofen just for 2 days then the advise will be to continue it for another 5-7 days to see its whole effect . Tramadol you can take along with it if pain doesnt get controlled.

Dr. Shruti
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (3 minutes later)
thats not what I asked? What does Tramadol do. I find it disgusting that you waited 13hrs to answer my question. When I already said that my husband was in pain?????I wonder how long it will take to answer this one????
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Please accept the apologies for the delay . Tramadol is opioid analgesic and a strong pain reliever but it wont have any affect on swelling and course of disease. . It blunts the pain receptors and hence brings relief . Also it gives mild sedation so the pain is well tolerated .

Dr. Shruti
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for severe pain due to gout

Brief Answer: You can try tramadol. Detailed Answer: Dear Madam, Thank you for posting your query on HCM Well looking into your issue most likely your husband would require small steroid dosage to overcome the attacks . But you will not be able to get it without prescription . For how many days did you use ibuprofen ?. You can try tramadol instead if its available there . Take care. Dr. Shruti