Gout

@oldcoger (112)
United States
July 18, 2007 2:43am CST
Does anyone else suffer from recurring gout? What do you do to treat your gout? What do you do for the pain? I have not been online for a while, because my gout came back. When it flares up, it's so painful that I can't lower my foot from an elevated position without wanting to scream out loud. My foot swells up and turns a nice shade of purple. The pain throbs all the time no matter what I do, but it seems to help if my foot is elevated and I have an ice pack on it 24 hours a day. When it comes back it always lasts between 3 and 4 weeks, and then it starts to ease off. If you have problems with gout, please tell me how you take care of it.
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@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
My husband has a gout at his toes. Sometimes he massage it with liniment or oinment for muscle pains but it has no effect. He had spent an amount purchasing his doctor's prescriptions but could not heal him. He had tried burrying it with sand, walking barefoot on hot sand but to no gain. When his brother visited us I told him that he is suffering an athritis and he recommended his medicine. He tried it and the following morning he could no more feel pain on his toes. From then on I just purchase that medicine.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
My father did suffer with gout. One of the biggest things he did other then medications was to cut back on red meats. He said it was something to do with the iron in the red meats that would bring it on. His outbreaks was cut back but did not go away all together. I hope you find something that will help you and others because, I know the pain my father was in when his acted out.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
unfortunate for me i was stubborn at a young age and starting drinking way before my time....now at the ripe old age of only 22...i have gout....im proud to say now i have kicked my drinking habit...but geez look what it cost me....anyway i take ibuprofen and a teaspoon of baking soda.....look it up online im not crazy this has worked for lots of people...i also drink as much water as i can stand without throwing up.....well over a gallon a day and trust me it helps....i get attacks so bad i cant get up and not only in my toe but my whole foot swells up! its horrible so ill have my girlfriend just keep bringing me the biggest cup of water she can over and over! after awhile you gotta pee! lol i drink so much water i have to pee about every 10 minutes and trust me it helps alot! nobody can really understand gout unless you have it because its horrible!! good luck i hope my remedy helps!
@oldcoger (112)
• United States
2 May 08
I have tried drinking lots of water. I drank 2 gallons a day for months, and it didn't help. The pain is so bad I can't take it much longer. Thanks for trying to help.
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
26 Sep 07
* Fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries, and other red-blue berries * Bananas * Celery * Tomatoes * Vegetables including kale, cabbage, parsley, green-leafy vegetables * Foods high in bromelain (pineapple) * Foods high in vitamin C (red cabbage, red bell peppers, tangerines, mandarins, oranges, potatoes) * Drink fruit juices and purified water (8 glasses of water per day) * Low-fat dairy products * Complex carbohydrates (breads, cereals, pasta, rice, as well as aforementioned vegetables and fruits) * Chocolate, cocoa * Coffee, tea * Carbonated beverages * Essential fatty acids (tuna and salmon, flaxseed, nuts, seeds) * Tofu, although a legume and made from soybeans, may be a better choice than meat Foods considered moderately high in purines but which may not raise the risk of gout include: asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms, peas, spinach, whole grain breads and cereals, chicken, duck, ham, turkey, kidney and lima beans. It is important to remember that purines are found in all protein foods. All sources of purines should not be eliminated.