Before my first spinal surgery I had been diagnosed with migrating gout. These flare ups were usually treated with blood thinners such as high dose Ibuprophen. Steriods as well and one or two of three gout drugs: allopurinol, colchicine or Probeniced.
I have been clear from any flare ups for a long time and last week one started and its at the point that I cant handle the pain any longer and I need something to stop the attack. I know we cant do blood thinners but can we take steriods? I'm four months out from my second PLIF.
Can anyone help?
The flare up is in my foot. Its four times its normal size, very hot to the touch and extremey painful. Even the weight of a bedsheet touching it hurts it.
Please, does anyone have any info? I'm on fusion L5-S1 for a second time...first time didnt fuse and I really dont want to screw it up.