Of course it's almost impossible to prove that something NEVER happens, the mutual exclusivity between gout and MS is only something I've heard on this site.Loobie wrote:I did not know about the gout thing either. It must be something that occurs after you get diagnosed because I have had an episode of gout in my big toe that hurt like a sum' bitch.
Your situation is the best evidence I've seen so far.Loobie wrote:It must be something that occurs after you get diagnosed because I have had an episode of gout in my big toe that hurt like a sum' bitch.
Survey of the incidence of MS and gout
Patients Number Probability
Gout 36,733 0.0018
MS 34,607 0.0017
Both gout and MS (predicted) 62 0.0000031
Both gout and MS (actual) 4 0.0000002
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 January 20; 95(2): 675–680.
Did you get a reading on your uric acid levels at the time? What are your uric acid levels normally? During the Gout incident, how was your MS? OK, so the uric acid thing interests me. so shoot me.Loobie wrote:I have had an episode of gout in my big toe
Cure wrote:OK, so the uric acid thing interests me. so shoot me.
Two conditions that are hard to conclusively diagnose, in addition to my saying that Lou had MS at that point despite his not having been diagnosed yet? There are all kinds of things which might have fallen through the cracks.TwistedHelix wrote:There are conditions which can be mistaken for gout: some forms of arthritis and bursitis as well as calcium crystals in the joints can produce identical symptoms, and even serum uric acid levels can fluctuate and not be conclusive. Could it be that the tiny number of people who appear to have both conditions together have in fact been misdiagnosed as having gout?
I not only didn't say that and didn't think it, but I'm not going to agree with it either!Wonderfulworld wrote:Hah Bob, I may have porridge for brains most of the time,
Hi Cure,CureOrBust wrote:What I am wondering is, does uric acid lower after the relapse commences, or does it drop before the relapse occurs?
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