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Old 08-26-2015, 01:54 PM   #1
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Read before I joined or registered someone had gout that lasted 2 months...My first attck lasy maybe 3 months before I could wear my shoes..Then maybe 2 attacks in 2 years and this summer bam, 4 in a row! It's terrible and I do everything I am not supposed to do yet still have attacks...Wondering if anyone has the same problem?

 
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:21 PM   #2
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Re: Gout

Hi, yes I know how you feel as I have had several attacks over the past two years. But, lately I have been doing research and have it under control so I will pass the info to you. First, you have to watch what you eat because certain foods trigger it. Foods high in purines will cause an attack. Certain fish, processed meat, even asparagus but there are too many others to mention so you should research "foods high in purine" and you will get the list. I have found that eating tart cherries in the can will shorten an attack and also eating about 10 to 15 of these tart cherries a day can actually prevent an attack provided you cut back in high purine foods. Hope you find this info useful.....

 
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:17 AM   #3
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thank you for this information. My husband has had 3 gout attacks in his toe and I will look up purine foods.

 
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:15 PM   #4
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According to research one the best remedy for gout is cucumber. Take out the seed and blend it. Do it at least once a day.

 
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:52 AM   #5
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Re: Gout

Tart cherry juice is also very helpful. You can find it now in many stores in with the bottled juices. Just be sure it is tart cherry and not black cherry.

I can't imagine having a bout of gout that lasts longer than a week. My doctor puts me on prednisone and it knocks it down quickly. If you continue to have attacks, consider a preventive medication like allopurinol.

 
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:24 PM   #6
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Talk to your doctor! Gout can be completely controlled with some patient, lifestyle changes, and some medications!

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Old 06-20-2017, 02:48 PM   #7
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Re: Gout

I am new to these boards and hope to share and learn more about gout and how to manage the pain associated with it without being all medicated up.

My Mother had gout and along with her alcohol abuse it eventually killed her.

I started getting horrible pain in my big toes several years ago and when I went to see my doctor he told me that I had gout. Started me on Allopurinol and I have been taking that every day ever since. However, that does not eliminate or cure gout. I still get flare ups and if I don't immediately attend to the symptoms, I am in agony within 1-2 days. My doctor seems a bit ambivalent to my pain and just tells me to take more allopurinol until the pain subsides. However, research that I have read on the web seems to indicate that during a gout attack that you should stop allopurinol.

Not wanted to have to daily take a stronger RX, I started researching natural ways to treat or minimize gout attacks and have been fairly successful on limiting my gout flares to 3-4 times a years and reducing the pain stage from 1-2 weeks to just 1-3 days. However, I got laid off from my job several months ago and I guess the stress and worry over that had increased the number of flareups now to almost monthly.

I am still able to manage the pain to just 1-2 days with various herbs, apple cider vinegar, tart cherry juice, essential oil treatment or arthritis cream on the affected joint.

I was just wondering what other gout affected people have done or are doing to minimize attacks or reduce the level of joint pain when they have an onset of the pain. Also, other than allopurinol, if there are other RX treatments that are used now that are more effective in reducing the recurrence of attacks.

 
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:09 AM   #8
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Re: Gout

Hi, my gout attacks completely stopped after I started taking a daily magnesium supplement. The therapeutic dosage is 250mg per day. It works because magnesium diminishes the uric acid in your body.

 
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:19 AM   #9
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things like tomatoes, alcohol, red meat might make things worse during an attack...

 
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