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Gout and SOB is there a link?

I have rare bouts of gout but every time it flairs up my lungs get gooey. I am peaking at 90% O2 at rest. I am also having more Sleep apnoea episodes Anyone else have this happen?

Or is my lungs causing the Gout?

Be Well

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Many of us with copd also suffer swollen feet or ankles. Maybe high blood pressure. This is often treated with a diuretic, (water pill) to reduce excess fluid and salts. A good treatment as it works. The usual prescription is for Furosemide. However, over long term use this can in itself cause gout. It you are taking a water pill look at that as the possible culprit and have a word with your doctor.

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I have RLD and before they found that they put me on water tablets however it made me feel like I had been kicked in the kidneys hard so they took me off them. My worst gout episode back in 2008 I ended up in ICU with lung failure for 32 days

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sooperarticles.com/health-f... found this off cuts hope it helps,x

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Interesting I also have AF and my O2 drops a further 12.2% when flat so not helping me:(

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sorry it wasn't helpful off cuts x

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no it was good reading.

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i have had gout for 40 years or so, it is under control with 200mgm of alopurinoll a day: when i have the very rare touch of it these days it doesn`t affect my breathing.

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I take arcoxia (I think it is spelt that way) This last bout has been bought about by a trauma to my arthritic foot my fracture clinic doctor told me? He also said I need to put a flat steel plate in my right shoe to stop my foot bending?

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let`s hope that helps ,because the gout is agony without having to cope with s.o.b

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I also have AF. I voted to have it controlled although yes agreed AF will effect your O2 levels further. I would think with AF though it is more to do with the irregular heartbeat, or it speeding up too much. We both live with two devils..

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I have had 12 CV and 3 ablations still in AF they were going to do a pace and ablate but once they found more out about my lungs they cancelled it. But then added we do not think you would of survived any other operation :( Onwards and upwards!

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Hi Offcut,

I get the swelling in my ankles but that's all, I have never been diagnosed with gout?

Take care

Ken

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I do not recommend it ;)

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you don`t know what you`re missing, i don`t reccomend it

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