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    At what stage of ckd does gout develop? Last time I went to dr. my GFR was 75. but that was about 6 weeks ago. and in the last two weeks the tops of my feet have been killing me.

  • #2
    6/3/2015
    Gout
    Are you sure it is gout? I had (and still have some) foot pain
    due to Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and diabetic nerve pain.
    I take Lyrica for diabetic nerve pain (50mg every morning
    PLUS an additional 100mg in afternoon of/after hemodialysis).
    For PVD, Cilostazol (Pletal) my help for MINOR symptoms,
    or peripheral leg 'Fem-Pop' artery bypass surgery may be needed.
    Quick test for PVD problems:
    An 'ABI' (Ankle-Brachial Index) test measures blood pressure at the ankle.
    A company called 'Lifeline Screening' does this
    and other Vascular screening tests economically.
    At-home check / possible minor temp relief:
    Lay on bed a while, then dangle legs from knees down over edge of bed.
    (This will let gravity help to get blood flow down to feet.)
    If ANY relief, you may have PVD.
    Last edited by DaveMik; 06-03-2015, 07:21 AM. Reason: At-home check / possible minor temp relief info.

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    • #3
      Gout usually occurs in the joints, my attacks almost always happen in my ankles, but I have also gotten gout attacks in my big toe, thumb and elbow. I have never experienced pain on the tops of my feet with gout, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible. I would talk to your doctor about your experiences, they can always check your uric acid levels to see if gout is a concern.

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      • #4
        I take Allopurinol for gout and have been on it for over 30 years. It controls the stones too. Especially if the parathyroid is not working and calcium has a problem of going on over load.

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        • #5
          csclough My gout is hereditary from my mom and dad's sides of the family. Have your doctor check your Uric Acid levels in the blood to find out if you have gout or if your pains are due to diabetes, arthritis, or from kidney failure due to parathyroid problems or something else. Most of this can be checked out by blood work your doctor orders.

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          • #6
            Not not sure it is gout, going to dr on Thursday , June 4.
            I am not diabetic. I know ice makes it feel worse.
            Thank you for your replies. I will update after dr visit.

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            • #7
              Gout

              Originally posted by csclough View Post
              Not not sure it is gout, going to dr on Thursday , June 4.
              I am not diabetic. I know ice makes it feel worse.
              Thank you for your replies. I will update after dr visit.
              The only relief I get is the allopurinol I take daily, have been since 1984. I've tried using heat therapy to no avail. There's been times in the past where I hadn't been able to put on shoes, it was so painful. It's been under control with the medication, drinking water to flush the system. My mother had terrible episodes with kidney stones but surprisingly, I haven't had that problem in my life and I'm 61 yrs old.

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