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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 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

First Gout Attack! What can I eat? July 5, 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 ...
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Onions and Garlic for Gout Dieters July 1, 2020Onions and Garlic for Gout Dieters

There’s an update to GoutPal’s gout and onions page. It’s a new report about a natural compound found in many plants. And, especially in onions. GoutPal Dieters know that they have a healthy diet. And, they want to tweak that healthy diet to lower uric acid nearer to their safe target. So, onions should be able ...
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Gout flares at a low urate level – How long? July 1, 2020Gout flares at a low urate level - How long?

Much of what I have read here reinforces my own experiences. I have my own blood urate level tester which seems to be reasonably accurate (+/- 20%) when compared with hospital analyses. I had suffered little gout over a year and was careless about regularly taking allopurinol. After a nasty flare-up, I found my urate level ...
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Who gave Gout a Bad Name? June 30, 2020Who gave Gout a Bad Name?

In response to Uric Acid Arthritis – Another Name For Gout, Scott Elliot (on Facebook) wrote: It’s that damn Adam Sandler lunch lady land song that gave gout such a bad name! 😂 So I had to check it out: https://youtu.be/VY14zcUM9SI Lyrics if you want to sing along… “This is a song…” “This is uh, This is a new song…” “It’s through ...
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Gout Diary – Gary Cork June 29, 2020Gout Diary - Gary Cork

I have just got my lab results and I have a uric acid reading of 520. My doctor is putting me on 100 mg. Allopurinol and Colchicine (I do not know what mg of Colchicine as yet. I am 73 years old and have had gout attacks (about 2 per year) for 30 years. I live ...
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Food suitable for gout and diabetes June 11, 2020Food suitable for gout and diabetes

I’ve just read an interesting summary of 12 foods for diabetes sufferers that sparked some ideas for me. Because my wife has diabetes. So it would be nice to find foods that are good for both of us. Also, I know many gout sufferers also have diabetes. 12 Proven Foods Essential For Every Type 2 Diabetes ...
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Allopurinol dosage and gout pain relief June 10, 2020Allopurinol dosage and gout pain relief

Hello, I’ve been suffering from gout for 15 years. I have been on allopurinol and Uloric at different times in my life. I stopped using them because I did not like the idea of being on meds for extended amounts of time. I was supplementing with mega-doses of fish oil and watching my purine intakes through ...
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Mild gout attack? What are mild gout symptoms? June 9, 2020Mild 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 ...
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Serious gout pain in foot! From Chicken Chow Mein? June 9, 2020Serious gout pain in foot! From Chicken Chow Mein?

I’ve had gout in my right big toe for two weeks now. Although it was hurting less. Then last night I had chicken chow mein for dinner and by the time I went to bed my left foot felt like someone smashed it with a sledgehammer. I couldn’t sleep all night and it’s still very ...
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Uloric and Hair Loss June 7, 2020Uloric and Hair Loss

I’m new here and want to apologize if this has been discussed. I searched for this topic but didn’t find what I was looking for. I have been on Uloric for 3 months and can’t take Allopurinol. Well, last week my hair started falling out in clumps. I’m female by the way. I also take ...
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Purine-free Beer and gout June 6, 2020Purine-free Beer and gout

After many years of frustration with gout and having read all the great posts of many gout sufferers, I conclude with: You can drink all the beer you like as long as you dilute it with water before and after or alternating between sips….not the most enjoyable experience but it does allow you to ...
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Nutritional yeast flakes June 6, 2020Nutritional yeast flakes

I used to really enjoy these there basically a good source of B12 for vegetarians and vegans in the form of tasty cheese like flakes I just wondered though I know that you sometimes causes issues with uric acid but this is deactivated so would it still be ok to have I don’t feel like ...
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Can drinking club soda help my gout? June 1, 2020Can 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 ...
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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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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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Improving Questions for Gout Sufferers

Improving Questions for Gout Sufferers is a discussion about clarifying Questions for Gout Sufferers.

This discussion is for all Gout Sufferers, and people who are interested in gout. It is about improving my information on GoutPal.com. If you want personal help deciding which type of gout sufferer you are, please ask in the gout forum.

GoutPal Gout Sufferer Types allow you to find relevant information quickly. Once you know which type you are, it’s easier to ignore irrelevant gout information. It’s easier to focus on the next best step for gout sufferers like you.

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Improving Gout & Iron Guidelines

Improving Gout & Iron Guidelines is aimed at anyone who has any interest in the effects of iron on uric acid and gout.

The purpose of this article is to improve GoutPal’s gout & iron guidelines.

Current guidelines about iron on GoutPal.com are:

  • Alternative Treatment For Gout – Blood Letting. The report on which this is based,
    and a book (Facchini FS. The Iron Factor of Aging. Why do Americans age faster?), are reviewed it “Back to Bloodletting? Article in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 52(9) · September 2004 DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2004.52425.x”. There is dietary advice for reducing available iron. But, it needs reviewing carefully with respect to gout. My article should probably be republished as “Can I donate blood with high uric acid” or similar.
  • Gout and Iron Revisited. Note, this is based on “Mascitelli L, Pezzetta F, Goldstein MR. Comment on: Gout: an independent risk factor for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Jul;49(7):1421-2; author reply 1422. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq118. Epub 2010 Apr 27″‘ which should be cited correctly.
  • Iron, Xanthine Oxidase, & Uric Acid

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