Had Gout Before, Now Cured

@cianoy (513)
Philippines
December 16, 2009 7:01pm CST
Has anyone here or know anyone who's had gout and has successfully cured it? Like the person hasn't had an attack in a year or so. How did you / he do it? What lifestyle changes did he have to make?
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@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
17 Dec 09
For me, one person told me to quit eating shellfish, and I did, and I haven't had an attack, nor needed medicine in over 2yrs !
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
That's really lucky musicman. So the only change you made was not to eat shellfish and it went away? That must mean your uric acid wasn't on the excessive side to begin with. Do you eat in small portions too?
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@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
17 Dec 09
No, i don't eat any shellfish at all, but i just eat my regular food like I always have, in normal portions! Another person told me that drinking black cherry juice would keep you from getting gout, but I never tried that yet!
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
18 Dec 09
In fact, cherry is the most often quoted remedy for gout. I haven't tried it either since cherries aren't exactly available locally. I just see cherries here when I eat black forest cake or when I drink khalua in a bar. ;-)
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Yeah I also had that about 5 years ago and until now it has not attacked me already in the past years. I am seeing that gout wouldn't bother you if you won't feed him to attack you. There were several foods that was not allowed for me to take and foods I should eat in small portions. I think it work well with me and no medications were given to me for it not to come back. But, the doctor said that in time it will come back to us since it is a degenerative disease once our body started getting older our resistance to the disease will go weaker eventually will haunt us in our time.
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Five years?! Wow, that's impressive. What food did you give up? Do you still eat beef and fried foods? Hmmm...I didn't hear that it was degenerative. I thought that was osteo arthritis. Buy hey, it's a good incentive to keep the purines down.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
18 Dec 09
There are several foods and mostly those fatty foods are not allowed. Some vegetable like string beans and beans were also part of the foods that I should avoid. There was certain fish that I was disallowed to eat and all of liver products.
@Genericbe (1379)
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
I have not yet encountered some people who have been totally cured from gout before. They still have the said illness but managed to make necessary preventions and by maintaining the correct health pattern. I thing prevention is the best curing for that disorder. and it is since it is chronic disorder, it happens for a life time but the degree of severity changes as the patient continue to maintain the proper balance and avoidance causing gout.
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
Yeah, if they manage to prevent it from happening for a whole year, that's pretty good already. I guess we could say that case is considered "cured" at least for a while.
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
18 Dec 09
Hello. Yes, I was having gout attacks for a number of years, as we all know, it get unbearable when it comes. I was taking some medicines my doctor prescribed. But, very surprisingly, it is gone. I have not had the attack for over a year now. I have not taken any medicine either. Before , I get the attack every other week or so. No, no more ! I am sure if it was the cure or not. I have been practising "Yoga Meditation" for the last year !
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
18 Dec 09
Yoga for gout?! Wow, that's something I haven't heard before. ;-) Have you had your uric acid level checked lately. That's a very fortunate development for you.
• United States
17 Dec 09
I know a couple of men who have had gout but I do not think there is a cure for it. I know that it can go into remission and the effects of it not be felt for months but then can flare back up, sometimes worse than previous bouts. One of the people I know that has it says that his is stress related, or he tends to have more trouble with it when he is under stress. He says that proper eating, reducing stress and staying off of his feet are the things he does when he has a flare up. See your doctor. He may be able to prescribe something if you are in an excessive amount of pain.
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Hi Sleepy. I've actually had gout for a good number of years and I've got controlling attacks to a minimum set. I am just curious to know if anyone's managed to really kick it (like not have an attack for a prolonged period of time) and how he did it. I still have my attacks every couple of months.