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Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Thu, 23rd Aug '07 2:31 PM


If any of you has had or do suffer from Gout,and know some good remedies,please let me know either through PM or here in this forum.Thanks.......Wayne

Tuzilla  (Level: 133.8 - Posts: 3777)
Thu, 23rd Aug '07 4:04 PM

I have had gout for about 25-30 years. There are two basic ways to treat it medically. One is to take pills when you suffer and attack. Positives -- You only take pills as needed. Negatives -- You have to endure the attack until the pills start to work, which is not instantaneous. Two, take a pill on a daily basis to management you uric acid level. Negative -- You have to take your pill everyday 24/7/365. Positives -- You should never suffer anymore gout attacks as long as you get you occasional blood test to make certain things haven't changed. I opted for the daily pill and have not had a gout attack in well over 20 years, even though my blood test shows I probably will if I don't take my pill. The pill I take is probenecid. There are newer drugs, but my doctor and I agree we shouldn't change something that is not broken.

There is a lot of online info about gout diets. Search google -- gout diet --. The most important thing is avoiding high purine foods.

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Thu, 23rd Aug '07 4:14 PM

I've heard that cherries are good for gout.

Good luck!


Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6639)
Thu, 23rd Aug '07 5:13 PM

take my gout quiz to distract yourself from the discomfort?

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Thu, 23rd Aug '07 9:20 PM


Good suggestion!

Geophile  (Level: 159.2 - Posts: 1519)
Fri, 24th Aug '07 11:52 PM

Gout used to be known as a "rich" man's disease but some of the worst attacks can be caused by the lowly legume - beans, etc. Asparagus has high levels of purines. The formation of crystals in joints can occur, causing severe joint degeneration. Drink plenty of water to help flush the system...easy on alcohol, caffeine and animal fats such as butter, red meat in general. There are many good medications your doctor can give you to help prevent future attacks and to keep your uric acid level low. Motrin can also help during an attack but prevention is the best way to go. Good luck!

Tuzilla  (Level: 133.8 - Posts: 3777)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 11:25 AM

Rich man's disease??? I am getting shorted here. I got the gout. But some one is forgetting to show me/give me the money.

Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 1:36 PM

So far,in the last 8 days,the pain has been incredible.I thought my 3 neck surgeries were painful,but those really have nothing on the pain caused by gout.Nighttime has been especially bad.Suck it up and drive on is what I usually say to myself.Hope it is over real soon.Pray y'all never get it."See" ya out there peeps.............Wayne

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 26th Aug '07 1:39 AM

Don't really know what "Gout" is....but I do tend
to have some form of Rheumatism in my feet/bigtoes,
when the weather is wet or cool. I throw on a pair
of socks (or even two pairs) and the warmth along
with some Motrin make it go away soon after.
The problem causes my toes to feel as if they're
ON FIRE, and if ANYTHING touches them (except the
socks) I have been known to HIT THE CEILING!!!!
It's so exquisitely painful.
Does that sound like what you are talking about????
If so, warmth and Motrin is the cure.

from "Barefoot in my House"....usually.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 26th Aug '07 2:24 AM

Big John has developed this agonizing affliction in the past year. A gout attack is FAR beyond achy joints in cold weather. It makes the lightest touch of a bedsheet on the affected toe unbearable. It may differ from patient to patient, but from what we've seen, it's all diet. The chief offender is organ meats, so give up the sausage now in all its luscious variety - bye-bye bologna, keilbasa, weiners, bratwurst, pepperoni, liverwurst, and Jimmy Dean links and patties. I think venison and other game meats as well; I won't depress you further with the list of foods you should avoid. You can google it up from any of the gout organizations; it's all the stuff you like.

It's true about the cherries, and also blueberries, cranberries and grapes. Also true about the pills. They absolutely work but not in a hurry. John doesn't like to take them all the time, opting to control it with diet as much as possible. The down side is that when he caves in to the call of the wild chili dog or three, the attack comes and he has a miserable day or two until the pills kick in.

Surf around the various sites, there's a ton of info on a very treatable disease, so TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR, and good luck and let us know how you get on.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 26th Aug '07 6:52 AM

Hi Smoke,
Yes, BED SHEETS were included in what I meant by "Anything" in my last post.
But I'm not much of a red meat eater anymore....too many female hormones and
antibiotics in them. And I do drink a lot of cranberry juice already. It's
the highest source of Vitman C, I'm told. However I DO eat a lot of dairy,
if that's a cause....
Thanks for the tips and I'll try a few of the things you suggested.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 26th Aug '07 11:09 AM

You're so welcome, I hope it helps! Seeing John suffer is hard, especially while I'm biting my tongue so hard to keep from saying he brought it on himself.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 26th Aug '07 11:19 AM

You'd probably better not....I KNOW I get vicious
when I'm in that much pain!!!! Don't know what
John would do????

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 26th Aug '07 11:38 AM

He'd feel very sorry for himself for not being pitied and whine all the more.

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