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Old 10-21-2021, 03:37 PM   #1
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Pretty confident the gout got me. Lordamercy this smarts. Any suggestions for relief other than hitting our family stash of opioids?
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:38 PM   #2
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Apple cider vinegar seems to help
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:42 PM   #3
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Allopurinol will keep it away in the long term, in the short term talk to the local urgent care or your doc, there are several anti-inflammatory meds (like advil but way stronger) that can get it under control.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:42 PM   #4
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Get meds. Gout is SATAN

Hope you get over it.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:46 PM   #5
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Here here, I think I’m the king of gout!!!!!! I’ve had more flare ups than I can begin to count. I usually just have let mine run its course about three days of horrific pain. I do take colchicine when I feel it coming on and still about three days.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:48 PM   #6
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Cherry juice and cider vinegar. Pain meds until you can get to doc to get a prescription. Haven't had an attack in several years once I started taking allopurinol
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:52 PM   #7
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I take allopurinol every day and I still get flares. Doc said stop eating red meat, seafood, and stop drinking alcohol!!!!! Told him well I guess I’m going to keep getting gout lol
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:58 PM   #8
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Allopurinol will keep it away in the long term, in the short term talk to the local urgent care or your doc, there are several anti-inflammatory meds (like advil but way stronger) that can get it under control.
This right here. Maybe try some cherry juice but colcrys and mitigare will knock it out quick and the allopurinol will keep it away. Gout ain't no joke. Had it in both ankles at once one time...
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:59 PM   #9
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allopurinol as said and black cherry extract works!
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:01 PM   #10
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Get meds. Gout is SATAN

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Old 10-21-2021, 04:04 PM   #11
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Indomethacin right now....
Allopurinol for prevention.
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:09 PM   #12
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Indomethacin right now....
Allopurinol for prevention.
This!
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:10 PM   #13
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Ivermectin.

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Old 10-21-2021, 04:21 PM   #14
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Get a prescription of allopurinal like the others have said. Gout sucks bad!!
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:22 PM   #15
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Cherry Juice works really well for me. Usually knocks it out in a day or two. All of that sugar from the juice can't be good for you though.

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Old 10-21-2021, 04:34 PM   #16
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It does suck. My advice to avoid future attacks is to drink plenty of water. Dehydration has always been the cause of mine.

Good luck.

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Old 10-21-2021, 04:40 PM   #17
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I've got it, AND serious.

*Never back to back meals of beef, venison, or shellfish.
*Drink a ounce or 2 of straight no sugar cherry juice every day.
*celery seed extract
*flax seed and oatmeal in Greek yogurt every week or more
*take a tblsp of olive oil or avocado oil when available
*cut out sugars and corn syrup sweeteners
*olives are positive
*Beer is terrible. Body will make it a priority to remove the beer with uric acid above all else.

Your body is producing uric acid to break down purines. When it produces too much uric acid, you will have a gout flare up. It's that simple.

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Old 10-21-2021, 04:42 PM   #18
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I take allopurinol every day and I still get flares. Doc said stop eating red meat, seafood, and stop drinking alcohol!!!!! Told him well I guess Iím going to keep getting gout lol
I do all of those things and have been lucky recently I guess! Knockin' on wood as we speak. I was dealing with 3-4 per year until I started on the allopurinol
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:44 PM   #19
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It does suck. My advice to avoid future attacks is to drink plenty of water. Dehydration has always been the cause of mine.

Good luck.

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My main trigger always seemed to be gravy, with chicken fried steak and biscuits and gravy being the main culprits
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:45 PM   #20
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Fresh cherries works good for me when you can get them, the dark ones.
Any dark berry.
Blueberries work good.
Black berries work.
Every time I feel an attack coming in I go to cherries if in season, then blue berries and then black berries.
Eat a lot of them.
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:45 PM   #21
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I've got it, AND serious.

*Never back to back beef, venison, or shellfish.
*Drink a ounce or 2 of straight no sugar cherry juice every day.
*celery seed extract
*flax seed and oatmeal in Greek yogurt every week or more
*take a tblsp of olive oil or avocado oil when available
*cut out sugars and hfcsyrup
Good advice here!
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:46 PM   #22
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Get the walmart (Spring/Nature Valley??) brand of Tart Cherry Extract. I have been taking it for years. Doc said it is as good as anything else. If you leave it at home, there's a walmart somewhere near you. Front load if you if you need, then take one a day.
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:52 PM   #23
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As mentioned, drink lots of water and no sodaís especially Dr. pepper.
I used to live with that crap and I use to drink beer, I had to drink potato vodka if I wanted to drink alcohol (I havenít drank alcohol in years) but had to be careful with the vodka, it will sneak up on you!
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:56 PM   #24
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I used to take allopurinol daily, but when I slowed way down on my whiskey drinking the gout slowed down too. Imagine that !
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:03 PM   #25
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I got my first dose of it in Aug 2019 after changing my diet in June 2019. Had to readjust my diet after getting it. Felt like I had my first metatarsal at the toe on left foot broke again. Swelled like it too. Kept up the diet change after that. Cut out all the red meated fish. Quit eating beef and pork from the store. Back to wild game only to reduce the fats and help with cholesterol. I do buy chicken and turkey breast. And a very mild case in first big toe on right foot back in July 2021. Wasn't near as bad as the pain from the first case. Got the meds, got over it quick this time. Most of the advice I've got as already been posted. Lay off or back on the beer too. Yah, I know what you're think-n.
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:13 PM   #26
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There is a lot of new research about probiotics being effective for gout. I can take a cheap daily probiotic (whatever the generic Walmart brand is) and eat and drink whatever I want. I have never hade a flare up while taking them but I have when I run out or quit taking them. It helps you process the uric acid more like when you were younger. I attached one example link but you can find many studies online.
https://www.newswise.com/articles/sh...kidney-disease Tigerscowboy tips above will work but I like to be able to eat and drink what I want.
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:25 PM   #27
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I used to get it every now and then. Then once a month. I seriously tried to adjust my lifestyle but it never helped. On 300 mg allopurinol for about three years and haven’t had a flare up since. I’m knocking on wood as I type this. Everyone I know who has it, the same thing. Try to eat right and drink cherry juice and apple cider vinegar. They all ended up on the allopurinol. Advice I give is save yourself a whole lot of pain in the long run and just take the daily meds.
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:28 PM   #28
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Once your symptoms pass….get on allopurinol!
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:29 PM   #29
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I had a flare up a several weeks ago. Here is what the Dr. gave me.
Prednisone twice a day for the first week along with colchicine twice a day. The second week I added allopurinol. The third week I drop the prednisone and cut back to one Colchicine. I will stay on this until I go back to see him in Dec.
I have always been told to never take allopurinol while having a flare up. Use it only to prevent an attack.
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:29 PM   #30
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Use Colchicine to knock it out now.
Use Allopurinol to keep it away.
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:32 PM   #31
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They are doing studies on how gout may have an affect in heart issues.
Left untreated, it will cause joint damage.
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:47 PM   #32
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They are doing studies on how gout may have an affect in heart issues.
Left untreated, it will cause joint damage.
It does that anyways.........
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:58 PM   #33
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Get meds. Gout is SATAN

Hope you get over it.


It is truly.. The Devil's toe.

Wanna guess which foot, Got Gout ??
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Old 10-21-2021, 06:05 PM   #34
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Get a steroid shot, knocks it out within a hr.
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Old 10-21-2021, 06:11 PM   #35
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This. This. This.


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Old 10-21-2021, 06:24 PM   #36
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Go to the Dr get the shot and pills and be done with it.
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Old 10-21-2021, 07:55 PM   #37
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I've had about 8-10 flare-ups, the first was the worst one in 2018 after eating summer sausage. Both big toes hurt so bad I could barely walk the next day. Another time it was from shrimp, and another it was steak. This past Sunday evening I ate chicken parmesan with pasta. I woke up Monday morning with another flare-up in both toes. It took until today to finally stop hurting. Why chicken, or was it something else? I can't figure out why it's once every 3-4 months, when I eat shrimp and steak at least 3 or 4 times a month. I'll talk to my doctor about it the next time I see him.

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Old 10-21-2021, 08:11 PM   #38
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Yes, I think I caught it from Huntinhard. I tried everything. Allopurinol does not help me. Caused other joints to hurt. I take colchine and diclofenac when I feel an attack coming on. Febuxostat works for me. It’s generic uloric.
The pain from gout is probably the worst I ever had. Relentless pain.

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Old 10-21-2021, 08:14 PM   #39
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Just started indomethacin. This has been rough. Felt a little flare on Monday. It ramped up overnight Tuesday and hasn't let up since.

Hope it subsides soon.
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:18 PM   #40
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Get your doctor to give you a steroid to knock it out.
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Man if you were close to Lake Fork Iíd give you a couple of the secret potion.
Chew is dead on for a change.


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Old 10-21-2021, 08:33 PM   #42
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Man if you were close to Lake Fork Iíd give you a couple of the secret potion.
Chew is dead on for a change.


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Had a flare up in May and used Salonpas medicated pads wrapped around my big toe. It took the edge off it long enough to get some sleep.
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Go get the shot. The relief is almost instant


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What shot?

I think itís a steroid shot in the butt. Iíve only had 2 flare ups went to the doc told him what was going on and the nurse came in with a syringe. Hobbled in and pretty much was walking normal by the time I got back to work both times.


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Old 10-21-2021, 10:45 PM   #47
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Whatever you do donít try to pop your big toe no matter how much you think it would make you feel better. Ask me how I know


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Indomethicin and allopurinol is the only way.
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Cherry Juice works really well for me. Usually knocks it out in a day or two. All of that sugar from the juice can't be good for you though.

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Get the walmart (Spring/Nature Valley??) brand of Tart Cherry Extract. I have been taking it for years. Doc said it is as good as anything else. If you leave it at home, there's a walmart somewhere near you. Front load if you if you need, then take one a day.
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