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Can gout be healed without meds November 27, 2020Can gout be healed without meds

I have gout. It really sucks and has gotten progressively worse over the years. It started when I was 23 and now I’m 35. I have always rejected the idea of being in long term medication but I’m coming to a cross roads where I need to do something or I will be severely limited ...

Alcohol abstinence and Gout Flares November 26, 2020Alcohol abstinence and Gout Flares

I have been a heavier drinker than I should be for years which is how I originally discovered my gout. I recently took a break from drinking(I have abstained for 20 days). A few weeks prior to that I increased my Allopurinol from 50 mg to 100 mg per doctors suggestion. Since I quit ...

18 months of Allopurinol, somebody help me! November 25, 202018 months of Allopurinol, somebody help me!

Hi there, let me start off by saying my thanks to Keith Taylor and this website for convincing me to finally get on allopurinol after some 15 years of awful suffering and flare ups. Now, the downside. 48 years old, have been taking prescribed allopurinol since Nov.11/2015. Started at 300 mgs daily. Upped dosage about this ...

Allopurinol Drug – Is it Safe to take for Life? November 24, 2020Allopurinol Drug - Is it Safe to take for Life?

As I attempted to answer a question about allopurinol vacations today, I referred to Is Allopurinol A Lifetime Drug. I believe this is an important principle for Gout Seekers. Because many gout sufferers veer away from uric acid therapy. I’ve had this myself. In the prime of your life, you see the specter of lifelong medication. ...

First gout attack, wondering do I need meds November 24, 2020First gout attack, wondering do I need meds

Got my first gout attack about 8 weeks ago – my left thumb was swollen and painful and was not able to move it. Took ibuprofen and next day was more or less ok. Now 8 weeks later the thumb is still a bit painful and it and it gets worse when walking longer ...

Stopped drinking beer, good gout diet, but foot swollen November 1, 2020Stopped drinking beer, good gout diet, but foot swollen

Stopped drinking beer, now eating and drinking all the right things swollen foot Hi all I’ve had gout on and off for many years, moved to a warmer climate and it kicked off again with my left foot being swollen and red on the side and very painful. My Wife laughs now because I like my beer ...

Joint stiffness with Allopurinol September 15, 2020Joint stiffness with Allopurinol

Hi everyone, My doctor switched me from Febuxostat to Allopurinol since I started experiencing insomnia when I took febuxostat for 1 month. I started Allopurinol just yesterday and I had very stiff left shoulder and elbow joints on my left side when I woke up today. I just ignored it and took the dose today but ...

7+ weeks Gout Flare keeps me in Bed August 8, 20207+ weeks Gout Flare keeps me in Bed

Hey ladies and gentlemen. I’ve had a very bad gout flare up since May 25th and I have been stuck in bed since. Being bed bound, I lost all my muscles on my legs. I went to the ER on June 1st, and the doctors just gave me a prescription for naproxen which I already ...

Fear of allopurinol side effects August 7, 2020Fear of allopurinol side effects

I am 51 with a 4-year history of Gout. I have 2-3 attacks per year mostly precipitated by eating a lot of fructose or being sick. Most are minor lasting 1 day. Uric acid runs between 7.5 and 10. Doctor suggested Allopurinol, I am hesitant after reading all side effects. But I am concerned with ...

Gout thumb and celebrex August 2, 2020Gout thumb and celebrex

I’ve experienced gout in my big toe several times but suddenly last night my thumb started hurting. I thought I might have strained it working in the yard. I’m 61 so I get wear and tear pains all the time, but this went from zero to can’t hold anything in about two hours. I realized ...

Gout Relief from Baking Soda July 31, 2020Gout Relief from Baking Soda

As I have gotten older, I develop more indigestion and started taking an old remedy of baking soda in water, about 1 tsp to 6 ounces. This works wonders when lying down for the night. As I developed gout, right big toe, I stumbled onto the miracle ...

Allopurinol and beer July 26, 2020Allopurinol and beer

Hello, I just went through my worst gout attack ever. My knee got so inflamed that I actually had to go to the emergency room to get 60 cc of joint fluid drained. The doctor had me on Prednisone for a few weeks, and now I’ve been on Colchicine for a week. He just filled ...

Allopurinol itching and skin rash July 25, 2020Allopurinol itching and skin rash

I don’t know if its coincidence or not. I started on the colgout tablet then the allopurinol tablet. 100 mg for a week 200 mg for a week and 300 mg. Then dropped off the colgout. I developed a small rash below my belly button. I used caneston cream as I can get a heat rash in this ...

Confusing Uric Acid Levels July 24, 2020Confusing Uric Acid Levels

Hi, I’m a first time gout sufferer and as of right now am totally confused by my Uric Acid results. I had a physical last Aug and normal results (5.8) and that was the day after a VERY heavy drinking weekend. Below is what has me confused. Aug 28: 5.8 (Physical done the day after ...

Fasting, Uric Acid, and Allopurinol July 23, 2020Fasting, Uric Acid, and Allopurinol

Hi there I know that patients with gout or those predisposed to gout are advised against fasting due to the raising of uric acid. However does it mean fasting as in total fasting so in other words abstaining from food completely? How would this affect somebody who did a juice fast for a couple of days as ...

First Gout Attack! What can I eat? July 23, 2020First Gout Attack! What can I eat?

I am a very active 52 year-old woman of normal weight who had a gout attack on Monday night, July 29, 2019. I have taken nothing prescribed (Colchicine 0.6 mg cap and Indomethacin 25 mg caps) as I have been too afraid of the drugs. My biggest question is, am I harming myself ...

Uric Acid and Back Pain July 21, 2020Uric Acid and Back Pain

Following Joanne’s comment on Uric Acid Back Pain: The Heavy Load Of Gout, that page is now flagged for review. Joanne says: Back Pain Lower back pain feels like a large lump at base of my spine and a lump on top of my spine .. got high levels of uric acid in my blood … had both ...

Why I had a Gout Attack after the previous one ? July 20, 2020Why I had a Gout Attack after the previous one ?

Hi everybody ! I would like to ask this question. I had a painful gout attack 2 weeks ago and yesterday I was almost cured again. I began to drink water, a lot. I began to take C Vitamin, Magnesium, a lot of vegetables, sodium bicarbonate, etc… I believed an alkaline protocol would cure my pain ...

Found the Gout Flare offender – Lager July 19, 2020Found the Gout Flare offender - Lager

The following might be of some interest to gout sufferers. I had suffered from severe gout attacks for many years in different parts of the world, always ending up in hospital and a wheelchair. I was already on a small dose of Allopurinol. So doctor raised the dose to 300 mg, but the problem persisted. ...


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