suffering

I had both my hips totally replaced in 2008 after suffering from back and hip pain for years .... I was constantly in excruciating pain... After 9 months of recovery my life fell apart. I lost everything..... job, family , house , ability to move without pain... i was very successful in the auto business , but as I was out recovering from my surgery , Chrysler went under (2008) ... no job , no money ., and constant pain... After over 5 years on pain medicine , i see no end ... all of a sudden my ankle feels like it is sprained... terrible pain... bloodwork shows a spike in uric acid, cholesterol 357 , and triglycerides over 1000.... time to change everything... All of a sudden I have numbness in my fingers ...so tired of one thing after another.I am changing my total lifestyle.... I am miserable from the pain ... can't work regularly because I can barely walk ... life sucks for this 56 year old former professional athlete....but, in 6 mos , i hope the changes help... if not.... oh well..... live with it.

Comments for suffering

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 08, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
suffering - been there done that
by: Greg Piedmont CA

I've felt your pain, fingers crossed you can get that damn gout under control. I was in your boat, took a change in meds and about 6 months for the gout to go away. Long story short, my Doc put me on Allopurinol (and Colchine for 6 months) and slowly increased the Allopurinol dosage (up to 4 tabs a day) to get my uric acid under a 5. Email me at [email protected] if you want to discuss what worked for me and might work for you. Keep us posted on how its going for you and if you find anything that works.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Add your own story to Gout Aware's website..

Recent Articles

  1. ACV made my gout worse...

    Apr 22, 20 07:19 AM

    During my first gout attack, I was in so much pain that I desperately scoured the internet for alternative cures as the colchicine that I was prescribed

    Read More

  2. tens machine & gout

    Apr 22, 20 07:15 AM

    TENS MACHINE work. The simple ones are $30 or so. And if anything goes wrong including dropping it they give you another. The TENS electrical stimulus

    Read More

  3. Silver is safer for gout treatment than legal drugs

    Apr 22, 20 07:14 AM

    The FDA is run by crooks from big pharma and they don't mind approving unsafe medications that harm and kill tens of thousands of people every year. Yet

    Read More