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BuckDropper

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Woke up Saturday morning with a painful big toe but I couldn’t recall hurting it. I played manly until Sunday night when the pain doubled and it swelled up pretty good. Went into the walk in clinic today and they took some blood and said my Uric Acid levels are high and I’ve probably got gout. This is the first time I’ve had this problem. I got a script for cochline? Anyone else get gout and able to manage it successfully?
 

duckriver

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I suffer from it. First time it happened I thought I had sleep walked and broke my big toe in the night. I’ve dealt with it on and off for years. The last time it hit me was thanksgiving and I dealt with it until mid January. Then I finally gave up and went to the dr. Loaded me up on meds one of which is Allopurinol. It will keep it away but doesn’t help with the flare up when it hits. Red meat and beer are major triggers. Pork also. It sucks because when it’s a major flare up I can’t walk at all
 

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Carlos

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I've never had it but work with a couple guys that have. They both take meds for it, and anytime they break the rules and eat something high in purines, they drink Tart Cherry juice, and say it helps better than almost anything else.
 

SEC

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Prednisone is best for me to knock out an attack. Gout sucks.
 

OldFussNFeathers

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Study up on a low purine diet. Probably not going to like it. Would also avoid taking colchicine long term. If I remember correctly, it has a tendency to be hepatotoxic. Would either use it short term and manage with diet or go with allopurinol daily.
 

BuckDropper

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Study up on a low purine diet. Probably not going to like it. Would also avoid taking colchicine long term. If I remember correctly, it has a tendency to be hepatotoxic. Would either use it short term and manage with diet or go with allopurinol daily.
The dr only gave me a few colchicine to knock it out. I have to go back if it doesn’t do the job
 

Antler Daddy

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It’s a curse. I figured out I had it about 15 years ago.

I basically gave up beer for wine. I avoid too much shellfish, anchovies, spinach, etc. I can usually feel it coming on and drink lots of water and pop some ibuprofen. I usually get hit once a year with bad toe joint pain that keeps me on the couch for a weekend. But I’m starting to think that some elbow pain and a rear swollen knee might also be related.

I probably should just take allopurinol daily.
 

redblood

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I dont have it but i thought i did in 2006. Turned out to be a hyper flexed ligament. Doctor said key is to give up alcohol. But i didnt drink lol. He said alcohol is pure poison to the body. My uric acid was low. Finally went to an orthopedic specialist and they found the torn ligament
 

duckriver

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Study up on a low purine diet. Probably not going to like it. Would also avoid taking colchicine long term. If I remember correctly, it has a tendency to be hepatotoxic. Would either use it short term and manage with diet or go with allopurinol daily.
It’s lead me to be on the Mediterranean diet 90 percent of the time on most all my food. Wine instead of beer and beef only once per week
 

41Magnum

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I use a natural supplement called GO-OUT. Take it twice a day. It contains the top 5 things that will control Uric acid.
Celery seed extract or eat a couple of celery stalks a day.
Tart Cherry
Bromelain
Tumeric
Black Cherry
You can find it at any good natural food store. Amazon has it as well. IT WORKS! and you don’t have to take any meds that ARE hard on your system.
I haven’t had any gout in a little over 5 yrs. If you drink soft drinks stop, especially Mtn. Dew. Drink a lot of water. Easy on the booze especially beer if you partake.
 

redblood

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I use a natural supplement called GO-OUT. Take it twice a day. It contains the top 5 things that will control Uric acid.
Celery seed extract or eat a couple of celery stalks a day.
Tart Cherry
Bromelain
Tumeric
Black Cherry
You can find it at any good natural food store. Amazon has it as well. IT WORKS! and you don’t have to take any meds that ARE hard on your system.
I haven’t had any gout in a little over 5 yrs. If you drink soft drinks stop, especially Mtn. Dew. Drink a lot of water. Easy on the booze especially beer if you partake.
Diet drinks do not raise your risk. Sugared drinks do. Especially those with high fructose corn syrup. Wine and beer are the 2 biggest culprits. When i though i had it i did extensive research
 

RoyalPrudent

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I've used both colchicine and allopurinol. Colchicine has some dangerous side effects and shouldn't be used regularly. Allopurinol on the other hand, once I got the dosage right, has stopped me from bouts of gout altogether.

Side note, I'm going to get my second shot of the vaccine tomorrow. Saw where President Trump got his in January, so I'm starting to worry less about it turning me into a zombie.
 

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