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Gout Forum 2017

How to ask Gout Questions

Do you know how to ask gout questions? I understand gout. I know that to help you properly, you have to tell me how gout affects you personally. Here’s why…


I understand the agony of gout.

A gout attack is physically very painful. You need the pain to stop. You need pain relief now! How can you get the best help for you?

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Introducing GoutPal’s My Gout

In Introducing My Gout I describe your optional personal space within GoutPal. Because organizing your personal gout facts is the fastest way to control gout. Also keeping notes about your questions, experiences, and opinions helps you understand gout better.

All in all, it’s your best chance to become a Gout Champion.

GoutPal’s My Gout Suspended

I have suspended this service due to low levels of interest. However, if you feel a strong need for structured help with your gout, ask in the gout help forum. In the meantime, I am developing training courses for different aspects of gout management.

Introducing My Gout Audience

Introducing My Gout is suitable for all gout sufferers, and their carers. Because you can use it to help you and your Gout Mentor with all aspects of your gout. Remember, you need a Gout Mentor to get the best gout care. Also, if you choose GoutPal as your mentor, you must start your own My Gout service. So, please apply now on the form below.

However, GoutPal’s My Gout service will also help if you mentor yourself. Or if you choose a friend or healthcare professional to mentor you. Because easy access to personal gout facts helps you make the right decisions about treatment. Then, review of progress means your gout recovery is quicker. Finally, tracking outstanding issues means vital aspects of your gout treatment never get overlooked.

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Improving Visceral Gout Information for Gout Victims

Improving Visceral Gout Information for Gout Victims is currently at the draft stage. Therefore, most of the information is only available to GoutPal Enthusiasts, or higher rank. So to learn more, see GoutPal Members Ranks and Rewards.

Improving Visceral Gout Information Audience

As the title suggests, I wrote this page for GoutPal Victims. Because Gout Victims are not committed to managing uric acid. So, visceral gout information will emphasize the dangers of untreated excess uric acid. If you are not sure which type of gout sufferer you are, see Questions for Gout Sufferers.

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Improving Protein Rich Foods Information for Gout Dieters

This debate is about improving Protein Rich Foods: Current Recommendations. Or, replacing it with several pages that address relevant topics at different stages of GoutPal Plan for Gout Dieters.

Please note that this is for GoutPal members who want to help improve general information for gout sufferers. So, if you want to ask for personal help, please use the gout forum.

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Improving Uric Acid Therapy Information for Gout Sufferers

Improving Uric Acid Therapy Information for Gout Sufferers is a wide-scope review of GoutPal’s uric acid therapy advice. Specifically, this debate will guide the introduction of a better structure for explaining uric acid lowering choices on GoutPal.com. Then, I will develop improvement pages for each affected gout sufferer type.

Improving Uric Acid Therapy Information for Gout Sufferers Audience

Improving Uric Acid Therapy Information for Gout Sufferers is aimed at GoutPal members who want to improve GoutPal facts for gout sufferers. It is not for helping individuals with their own gout management. So, if you have personal questions, please ask in the gout forum. However, if you have relevant experiences and opinions that can help fellow gout sufferers, please leave your comments at the end of this debate.

As this GoutPal work-in-progress is in draft form, parts of it are only available to GoutPal Enthusiasts. To become a GoutPal Enthusiast, you must make and contribute to more gout forum topics.

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Best Gout Discussions

Allopurinol and beer March 25, 2020Allopurinol and beerHello, 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 and he just ... continue reading ...

Joint stiffness with Allopurinol March 25, 2020Joint stiffness with AllopurinolHi 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 ... continue reading ...

Strawberries, Gout, and Histamines March 10, 2020Strawberries, Gout, and HistaminesI was an ambitious/sensitive/hardworking/anxiety prone/perfection seeking individual. All these lead to chronic health issues high blood pressure and diabetes by 30 (10 years back). on medications for few years also ended up having cholesterol and thyroid problems. so decided to go for naturopathy instead of standard medicines. I first had my gout attack in 2007. Until ... continue reading ...

New Sufferer saying hello to Gout March 10, 2020New Sufferer saying hello to GoutHi there My name is Gavin, I turned 40 in Jan this year and been suffering with flare ups since then 🙁 No family history but my diet has always been varied and fairly healthy although I am no doubt overweight and as a CAMRA member in the UK I do like to put a few ... continue reading ...

Where is Benecheck Uric Acid meter Support? April 5, 2019Where is Benecheck Uric Acid meter Support?I recently purchased a BeneCheck meter. I haven’t received it yet but I am wondering where I can buy additional uric acid test strips. I live in Arizona near Tucson. Internet searches came up short for US distributors. continue reading ...

Can drinking club soda help my gout? December 2, 2018Can drinking club soda help my gout?“Gout and club soda raises interesting questions. Can fizzy water help gout? Yes, with a couple of warnings. See the truth before wasting money on gout cures.” Thousands of gout sufferers have asked about club soda and gout. So, I’ve summarized some key points from old discussions: Subject Facts Discussion Summary Soda Water and Gout Best Home Remedies For Gout: Water Gout ... continue reading ...

Gout pain finally gone, but swelling persists November 26, 2018Gout pain finally gone, but swelling persistsThis popular topic answers some individual questions about persistent gout pain. So I urge you to read BigAl’s question and replies below. Because they give a good insight into different aspects of lingering gout pain control. But first, you should read some relevant gout facts. Then you can add to this discussion with your own ... continue reading ...

Mild gout attack? What are mild gout symptoms? September 22, 2018Mild gout attack? What are mild gout symptoms?Hello all, about a year and a half ago I had my first gout attack and since then I have had a further two attacks. All three were within 6 months of one another, in my ankles, and were excruciatingly painful. I haven’t had an attack in 12 months. Yesterday I noticed a dull ache in ... continue reading ...

Are Gall Bladder Removal and Gout Related? September 21, 2018Are Gall Bladder Removal and Gout Related?Gall Bladder Removal and Gout I had my gall bladder removed a few years ago and since then I have noticed the gout creeping in. Is there any significance with that? Because of the digestion changing (no gall bladder). That message from a lapsed GoutPal member started a long discussion about gout and gallbladder. Keith concluded: Is there a ... continue reading ...

Pain relieving patches for Gout September 16, 2018Pain relieving patches for GoutI’m a 63-year-old male who’s had gout for 15 years. In my case, Predisone or MethylPREDNIsolone gets rid of the pain and swelling in 6-8 hours depending on when You catch it. Long-term predisone I know is not the answer. I’ve become a vegetarian and drink beer. My outbreaks are not severe anymore. I steam ... continue reading ...

Gout Patient Discussions May 25, 2018Gout Patient DiscussionsThese are old discussions from the gout patients group. As discussions get old, we collect interesting points from those discussions here. You can reply to them if you wish. However, it is better to start a new gout forum topic. As this topic is getting quite long now, here are some links to popular replies: alluprinol. feburic 80, feburic ... continue reading ...

Gout with normal uric acid levels? May 25, 2018Gout with normal uric acid levels?I’m new to this forum. I was diagnosed with gout in 2014 by a podiatrist after getting an x-ray during what appeared to be an acute gout attack. The pain in my big toe was so intense I was unable to walk without crutches for a couple of weeks even on painkillers. ... continue reading ...

Painful feet! Is it Gouty Arthritis? May 25, 2018Painful feet!  Is it Gouty Arthritis? Painful feet and gout. I’m not sure if I have gout but I know I cannot continue in pain any longer. I have painful feet – it feels like I’ve got broken glass inside my feet – its the tops of my feet and toes as well as my ankles that hurt when ... continue reading ...

Feburic, gout and protein powder questions April 5, 2018Feburic, gout and protein powder questionsThis is going to be a long post. So please bear with me. I am a 29 year old male from India. I have recently been diagnosed with elevated uric acid levels in my body. I am an eggitarian(eat about 2 eggs per week) and I take protein supplement everyday(1 serving of Protinex – about 9g of ... continue reading ...

Gout Triggers: What Triggers my Gout Attacks? March 29, 2018Gout Triggers: What Triggers my Gout Attacks?Hey Keith et al., do we know of a list of potential triggers? I’ve been so careful about eating and brought my uric acid down to 4.9 (from 6.4) within 6 weeks. Now it’s been 8 weeks and I was awake with the pain I originally had 8 weeks ago. All I can think of that ... continue reading ...

Gout Seeker Archive March 29, 2018Gout Seeker ArchiveThese are old posts from the Gout Seeker Discussions. For an explanation of GoutPal Gout Seekers, please see Plan for Gout Seekers. As discussions get old, we collect interesting points from those discussions here. You can reply to them if you wish. However, it is better to start a new gout forum topic. I show as the ... continue reading ...

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Review Tea and Gout

Review Tea and Gout is mainly for Gout Herbalists who want to include tea in their gout treatment plans. Also, it might interest Gout Seekers, and Gout Dieters. So, if you are not sure which type of gout sufferer you are, please read Questions for Gout Sufferers.

This is a review of GoutPal information about tea and gout. Specifically, it seeks to improve information on GoutPal to help gout sufferers in general. So, if you have a personal question about tea in your own gout diet, please ask in the gout forum.

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Improving Help For GoutPal Dieters

Improving Help For GoutPal Dieters is a discussion to improve the help pages for Gout Dieters. It is part of a series of discussions about different types of gout sufferer.

When you have a healthy lifestyle, there are specific improvements that can help gout sufferers. I can help you maximize lifestyle changes that match your preferences and favorite foods.

As a GoutPal Dieter, you will soon be enjoying life to the full. You should be in no doubt that your gout is fully under control. If you need reassurance, GoutPal is always here to help.

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Improving Help For Gout Foodies

Improving Help For Gout Foodies is a discussion to improve the help pages for Gout Foodies. It is part of a series of discussions about different types of Gout Sufferer.

Gout Foodies are one of the GoutPal Gout Sufferer Types identified in Questions for Gout Sufferers.

Lifestyle improvements can only work when they have a firm foundation. Most of that foundation is a healthy eating plan.

Also, I’ve identified gout sufferers who become Life Champions. That is where your gout is cured, or controlled so that you can focus on enjoying life. Everyone should want to be a Life Champion. But, Gout Foodies can never enjoy life completely, until they start healthy eating.

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Improving Help For Secondary Gout

Improving Help For Secondary Gout is a discussion to improve the help pages for Secondary Gout Sufferers. It is part of a series of improving help for all types of gout sufferer.

Your gout is caused by something that can be treated or removed. Once that happens, your gout will be completely cured. You need to decide if you need interim gout treatment, pending the removal of the primary cause.

Since writing that, we have identified a final group that is what all Gout Sufferers should aim for – a Life Champion. That is where your gout is cured, or controlled, so that you can focus on enjoying life.

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Better Gout Learning

Better Gout Learning is aimed at anyone interested in structured personal gout learning. Learning will help you control your gout better. This discussion will improve my documentation of the gout learning process.

Structured personal gout learning means you want a step-by-step plan to learn more about controlling your gout. If you only have a general question about gout, you might not need a personal plan. In that case, you can ask your question in the General Gout Discussion.

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