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03-08-2020 05:02 PM
mrcooper Black cheery you can buy it in a capsule form, I been taking it for years and no more pain from gout.
12-23-2019 04:54 PM
zogman Thanks to all! I did dodge the bullet this time. Based on some of the info I got here the Gout turned and it did not come back full force. I am armed with, it appears, with good information so that I can keep it in check. You guys are a big help!
12-19-2019 11:00 PM
powderman I',m pretty well over gout, 1st time I've ever had it. Couldn't touch my foot to the floor, just the back of my heel, had to use my walker for a couple of weeks I've been able to walk for about a week now. Mu nurse PR gave me a scrip for COLCHICINE .6 MG. after JUST 1 DAY, 3 PILLS, I saw a huge difference, 2 days later a 2nd dose the swelling is mostly gone, and I can lay on my back with my toes touching the covers. the last btl had a refill which I am putting back for future use if needed. CHARLIE.
12-19-2019 10:55 PM
Islanderflyer I used to get it occasionally when I was drinking. Been sober for years now and it hasn't returned.
12-19-2019 08:10 PM
mrallen51 You may be going at the gout problem backwards, better to prevent than cure. You need to limit your exposure to purine. No red meat, especially veal and venison, tuna, sardines, shrimp, alcohol, lentils, soda, organ meat like liver, gonads, kidneys, heart and the gravy made with all red meats since purine is extracted during cooking the meat. You are at a greater risk if you have an organ transplant of any kind, are overweight and take some prescription drugs or over the counter drugs including aspirin. The Chinese have used Meadow Saffron tea for centuries....this stuff is very strong and can cause side affects unless diluted to a low concentration. Another is burdock root. Probably the safest (but can still cause problems) prevention and remedy is just plain old dandelion tea (from leaves and petals, not root)....reduces redness, swelling and stimulates the natural extraction of uric acid from the body. Artichoke tea removes and decomposes purines from the bloodstream, aids in urine production which flushes out your contaminants, nettle tea works the same way. Check with your doctor, some herbal remedies will react to Coumadin and Warfarin blood thinners.
12-19-2019 01:01 PM
goodshot Pickled ginger is a great condiment.
12-19-2019 11:40 AM
Hopalong7 Yeah, I'm here with ya bro. About 72 was my first encounter with the gout. This old body has known pain in most if not all places, but this was as excruciating as any I've ever known. Whoa!
1- Cut out or way back on beer if you so indulge. Drink lots of water instead.
2- Get you some ginger root, shred it and mix with honey and eat it.
3- Good Luck
Worked for me. I still enjoy a beer occasionally, but not many(it don't take as many as it used to) and if I feel it coming on, get out the ginger.
12-19-2019 10:40 AM
Empty Quiver
Originally Posted by TM7 View Post
I had a few brutal gout attacks while doing the low carb high protein Atkin's diet. Uric acid needle shaped crystals can precipitate in joints as a by-product of nitrogenous food digestion; which would be proteins and food additives..

My advice is to learn how to use colcichine (Colcrys) to breakup an acute attack in a half hour. Indomethicin helps but the attack can drag on for days. Colcichine is a plant hormone that goes back to Egyptian time and can dissolve uric acid rapidly if you know how to use it.

But doctors like to prescribe Indomethicin, and get you on Allipurinol for life. Try to avoid that if possible.

Additionally, hydrate, hydrate, HYDRATE and flush. Watch intake of nitogenous foods . Moderate alcohol intake which can aggravate uric acid crystal precipitation. Mega dose of Vit C can help solubilize uric acid, too. Best bet imo is to keep colcichine on hand and alert first sharp twinge in any joints.

Gouty arthritis can be very serious, actually horribly terminal in the old days.

I need a kinder gentler machine gun
12-17-2019 02:16 PM
Argent11 Never had Gout, but I sure did with sciatica. You want to talk about pain? Now that's debilitating pain.
12-17-2019 01:09 PM
justonemorear I used Ibuprofen, 4 every hour w 16oz. of water for 4 hours. Thinned the blood enough for it to pass( had it in my big toe)
Was told Cider vinegar, didn't work. Tried cherries til I got tired of them.

Found that if was from sulfates in processed food that triggered mine. So I cut out most things I like or find comparable alternatives( the taste is sometimes there, not the pain)
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