Tagged: Vegetarian Gout Forum
November 29, 2016 at 11:28 am #2293
Thanks for creating this forum, i hope this is active and i will get response to my post. Here is my story, One night i felt i had bad dream and twisted my foot in dream, woke up in night with pain in foot (Area before small finger on foot). pain was not deadly, morning i went to office with bit pain in right foot, later evening went to super stores with bit pain in foot. thought its normal and will get better. but later that night i coudnt sleep due to swelling in foot and even i couldnt bear weight of blanket. got fever due to pain and took ibrpofene. Next day saw doctor and did blood test, doc said uric level is 9.2 and i have gout and he put me on indomethacin (3 times) for two days,
Its two week since than still i am using crutches to walk and couldnt bear weight on my right foot. I am not taking indomethacin or any Med. i am not sure if this is gout! did Doc wrongly declared it as Gout. how long it takes for me to start walking normal again.
I am Vegetarian , No alcohol, No meat, No fish, No family history of Gout.
November 29, 2016 at 11:59 am #2294
Keith TaylorKeymasterŦallars: Ŧ 1138.53Rank: Scholar
You posted via my old gout forum. The GoutPal Helpdesk team posted your message here. They’ll be in touch with you about how you can post here yourself.
You definitely have gout. Your first gout attack can be extremely worrying. I’m here to share your worries. A gout attack needs much more than “indomethacin (3 times) for two days”.
Gout Pain Control
Indomethacin is a good component of a gout pain therapy combination. But it only works by itself for mild gout flares.
Normally, I suggest colchicine as the first part of the combination. But, you are probably too late for this. Discuss it with your doctor, if you have to see him again about your gout.
Indomethacin for severe gout pain should be maximum strength. You can take indomethacin, ibuprofen, or any NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug). But, never mix them. Usually gout attacks resolve in 3 to 5 days. 7 days is not unusual. Prescription strength anti-inflammatories should help you get mobile quicker. In my experience, gout pain resolves quicker if you stay active, with gentle exercise.
With severe gout attacks, you can get residual pain, even with maximum strength NSAIDs. If you have residual pain 2 hours after an NSAID dose, you should consider support from a compatible drug that blocks pain. Usually, this is acetaminophen/paracetamol. But, you must ask your doctor what is suitable for you. Be sure to tell them about all medicines you take (including herbal medicines). You want a compatible pain killer at maximum strength, which is safe in combination with other meds.
If you are not sure about your best way to control gout pain, please ask for clarification.
Vegetarians, statistically, have the lowest risk of gout. But, you can still get gout. Because, your body turns the plants that you eat into meat (your flesh). That’s where most uric acid comes from. If your body cannot deal with uric acid, you get gout.
If you have an unhealthy vegetarian diet, you might be able to improve it. But, it’s most likely that you will need uric acid lowering medicine. How do you feel about that?