Gout is not fun

@ramapo17 (25798)
Melbourne, Florida
August 1, 2017 10:03am CST
After spending a few days in agony, my husband went to the doctors yesterday. Being he had the gout years ago he knew what it was and that it would not get better on its own. He could barely walk so I knew he was in a lot of pain. He got very strong medicine and he won't be walking around for a few days. My daughter and grandson are flying in Friday night so I hope he recovers soon. Did you ever have gout?
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@marguicha (103725)
• Chile
1 Aug 17
A week ago my oncoogist told me to have a pill of Allopurinol every day as my uric acid was too high. I haven´t bought it and was planning to skip it until I read your post. Thanks for reminding me.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
You are better to be safe than sorry. He got a prescription that cost $180 but because of our insurance he paid less than $50.
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@marguicha (103725)
• Chile
2 Aug 17
@ramapo17 I´ll check the cost and buy it if it is within my means.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
@marguicha Medicine is so expensive. A person cannot afford to be sick.
• United States
1 Aug 17
My grown son had a touch of it a good few years ago..yes it is not fun. I hope your husband heals quickly from it. I had never heard of it til my son got it. We were homeless at the time and eating only canned foods.
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• United States
2 Aug 17
@ramapo17 Oh gosh I hope it is somewhat better then by Friday night..could they get a bus or something instead of him having to pick them up?
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
@TiarasOceanView Nothing comes this way and a cab would be very expensive if they even come this far.
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• United States
2 Aug 17
@ramapo17 Yes I understand. Here they have a fast train directly to and from the airport and it only costs under $10. Wish they had something like that there.
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@andriaperry (61007)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Aug 17
No but I noticed more men get this, isnt it from eating to much meat?
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• United States
1 Aug 17
Meat is one small reason:
Gout — Comprehensive overview covers gout symptoms, causes and treatment, including gout diet.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
It is from his uric acid was to high. I don't even know what that is and how to get it. I have to research it.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
I heard that too. I wonder why.
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@franxav (5807)
1 Aug 17
I don't have it but as a doctor I meet many people suffering from gout. It really hampers normal life.
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• Philippines
1 Aug 17
what should people avoid to prevent flare-ups?
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
@franxav How does anyone get the gout?
@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
@hereandthere That's a good question.
@Tampa_girl7 (26737)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I have had it in my calves and feet. It is miserable
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• Philippines
1 Aug 17
i didn't know you can have it in your calves. what triggers your gout?
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
I only ever heard of it in the big toe, never the calves and feet. That must have hurt @Tamps-girl7.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
1 Aug 17
No i havent. Sounds miserable to have.
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@marlina (79590)
• Canada
1 Aug 17
Sorry for your husband's pain. Hope that the pills work fast.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
Thanks, me to.
• United States
1 Aug 17
Thank God no, but my uncle used to get it and I remember he had to give up certain foods.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
I have to read about it.
@Corbin5 (119170)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I have never had gout, but I do believe it can be hereditary in some cases. I do hope your husband recovers enough so that he can enjoy his daughter and grandson.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Aug 17
I don't know who ever had it in his family. He had this once before, many years ago. The big toe is all red and hot.
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@vsai2008 (9889)
• India
2 Aug 17
I never had it but I heard its not at all good :) I hope he recovers soon
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
2 Aug 17
No, I haven't but back when I was a student and living with another nursing student, I saw her print outs of gout as she was doing her report. So I have some idea how painful it is
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• United States
1 Aug 17
I've never had gout but I have heard that it's extremely painful Hope the medication helps your husband and the pain subsides
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
1 Aug 17
No, I've never had it, but heard it was awful.
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