Stubburn Husband wont go to doctor with gout

@cwboyd (79)
United States
May 16, 2007 4:35pm CST
My husband has bouts with the gout a good bit and I was wondering if any one out there had some home remedies for it. We have tryed cherry juice and more with no recall. I need some help in this matter so PLEASE help with po wife with her stubburn husband.
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@inked4life (4227)
• United States
16 May 07
He really has to go to the doctor. My Dad gets it frequently and his most recent bout came about three weeks ago to the point where he couldn't walk. He didn't do anything about it for 6 days before we finally made him go to the doctor....he has been on meds for 2 weeks now and it has still not gone away all because he did not get it treated right away. If your husband doesn't get it seen to ASAP it's going to linger around for ages.
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@cwboyd (79)
• United States
17 May 07
Going to doctor isnt in his vocabulary..lol..
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• United States
16 May 07
I am interested in this discussion, my boyfriend gets gout frequently as well I am following this discussion. thank you
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@cwboyd (79)
• United States
17 May 07
Well then, I hope for both of us that we find out some ways to help. Because I know how you feel, when he hurts it kills me inside and theres not much I can do to help.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Prevention is the first line of defense. Staying away from things that cause the gout (shellfish, crabs, oysters, etc...) is the first thing. Cherry juice WILL work and fairly quickly IF you get 100% concentrated cherry juice which is both very expensive to find and very difficult to find but can be found at health food stores pretty much anywhere. Unfortunately there is not much a doctor can do.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
I have had the Gout for 30 odd yrs and you get to know your body,you know when the gout is about to start,so I take 2 colchicine 6mlgm and 2 naprosan or aleve,but he should go to the Doc to test the level of his Uric acid.
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• United States
27 Aug 07
I am interested in this also. I started suffering with it just recently. Two months ago I hadn't a clue what was happening to me. I got it again two days ago. Doctor gets to look at my worried face in the morning.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
20 May 07
priceline.com . My daughter has gout also. If your stubborn husband won't go to the Dr. maybe a change in diet will help. Some time things like taking the cherry juice takes a long time. The benefits have to build up in the body. I have rheumatoid arthritic When ever I have to start a new medicine It takes several weeks for it’s benefits to show up. Gout is the same way. Gout remedies. http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_gout.htm Diet helps keep gout in check - Yale-New Haven Hospital http://www.ynhh.org/online/nutrition/advisor/index.html Questions about gout http://pain.health.ivillage.com/arthritis/gout.cfm Cherries Pack Anti-Gout Power http://www.prevention.com/article/0,5778,s1-1-77-40-4643-1,00.html http://www.prevention.com/article/0,5778,s1-3-71-108-3071-1,00.html I hope these websites will help. Any thing that you do will take some times so try to be patient.
@cwboyd (79)
• United States
20 May 07
Thank you for the sites. I will be sure to check them out.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
21 May 07
You are welcome Please let me know if they help.
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• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Dealing with gout requires more than a medication but it needs more than a self discipline with your lifestyle. We all know that too rich diet triggers gout. Moderation in your diet, adequate exercise and regular exercise are your solutions. For more information visit http://gout-treatment.org.
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• United States
27 Jan 08
your husband sound like a lot of people who don't want to go to a doctor. when the pain is strong enough and the ability to walk is inpaired..but some people can get gout in the wrist or other part of the body...you don't have to knock yourself out..there are a lot of home remedies and staying away from pork and red meat will help but if he does not want to help himself you are not responsible for his gout..with wisdom and fork lore..we give concessions too but pain will obey.. i had a bunion (sp_?_) but i had to have surgery or I would not be able to walk..but high uric acid is the reason gout forms in the extremeties of the body.. i am not a doctor but have studied Nurse Aide training...and had a patient that had to have his leg removed as his diabetes was so out of control..and his wife was a nurse? Another close friend is a RN Nurse and her husband had to have a bypass (five times bypass) that is all hey will do at one time...but it sure put him on his back and he is still weak an that was done Dec.7 th... There is a lot of good sites on the website..this is one..but check out web md and others and never give up on the one you love..he is sicker then he knows..or pretends to know..good luck
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• India
20 Apr 13
how he is now? Since he will not go to dr, try this--- Just mix green papaya cubes to the ordinary green tea, sip after 15 minutes. After a week of drinking this formula there is significant improvement. Plz give me feed back.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Mar 13
six yrs late but if he still has all that pain stop eating any meat but chicken as that makes the uric acid crystals that cause the pain in his feet.Then check on the net for other foods he should avoid. He really shou [ see his doctor as there are medications that help the pain of the gout.