Apparently my friend with gout started taking calcium citrate (rather than the potassium citrate I thought would be ideal) and she looks and feels great. She lost all the puffiness that had accompanied the gout.
So I guess it's worth repeating, calcium is NOT bad for gout. It's only bad for gout IF it's interfering with kidney function because there's too much of it.
Oh and it's wonderful it's relieving, but be careful about taking prednisone for too long. I've seen it seem to make people go bonkers after a while.
Last edited by mc7; 12-04-2012 at 09:16 PM.