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CPPD/pseudogout attack?

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by out2lunch, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. out2lunch

    out2lunch Senior Member

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    Question: Has anyone here experienced a pseudogout attack in their knee, that was confirmed as crystal deposition, either calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate or another crystal, say… calcium oxalate?

    I'm pretty sure I had one on Sunday, in my right knee. Unbelievably painful! The kind of "shoot me now" pain that makes you want to throw up, where you can't place ANY weight on the knee. AT. ALL.

    Never experienced anything like that in my life. And I've had numerous injuries and meniscal surgery on that knee, two decades ago, that didn't come anywhere close to the level of pain I had on Sunday. :cry::cry::cry:

    Anyone ever have oxalate dumping so severe as to cause a pseudogout attack?
     
  2. acer2000

    acer2000 Senior Member

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    i wonder about this too. i just had a big flare up of pain. my most recent UA showed oxalate crystals. can oxalate cause pain? what can you do about it? what causes it?
     
  3. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    you bet
    lower oxalate intake, take magnesium (citrate), drink lemon juice
    high oxalate diet when deficient in B vitamins

    We have an oxalate thread
     
  4. Sidereal

    Sidereal Senior Member

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    Yes, and it can be excruciating.
     
  5. acer2000

    acer2000 Senior Member

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    Is there a supplement I can take that would impact oxalate caused arthralgia pain quickly that might confirm that was the case with me?
     
  6. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Vitamin B6 I guess, not sure
     
  7. Sea

    Sea Senior Member

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    I get that severe, can't weight bear, pain in my big toe joint that lasts for a couple of days every now and then. I thought about Gout or Pseudogout but I don't have any redness, warmth or swelling when it happens. It never lasts long enough to consider any tests to find out what it is.
     

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