Gout - experiences please?

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Hi i my partner has gout. Besides the meds can anyone share their experiences with me? I know there are certain foods and dr5inks he avoids already. I hate to think of him being in pain :(
 

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I highly recommend cherry extract capsules or eating fresh or dried cherries daily. Makes a huge difference! When I'm vigilant about it, it keeps my gout at bay.

And I know you weren't looking for info on meds, but I want to point out that Indocin really helps me when I have a flare up. Usually by the second dose it's gone. But that really varies by individual - a good friend of mine has his gout attacks for several days, despite Indocin.

I can't figure out my own food triggers, except I do know that organ meats (like liverwurst) and sometimes tuna can cause a flare up for me.
 

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All the men in my family have gout. It's really about controlling their diet to avoid triggers. Keeping a food diary can help with this.

For flareups, he'll probably receive a prescription for colchicine. He may also be told to take an NSAID, such as ibuprofen, and/or given a prescription for corticosteroids (prednisone).

If diet isn't able to keep his uric acid levels low, then they'll have to put him on long-term meds, such as allopurinol. Colchicine can also be used long-term, but I've most seen it used for flare-ups in the hospitals around here.

He should ask his doctor the maximum dose he can take of the NSAIDs. It's often higher than the number listed on the bottle.

He also needs to get his blood pressure checked. It can help cause gout flares if it is high. This can be controlled by limiting sodium intake and/or taking the appropriate medication prescribed by his care provider.

I hope this is helpful.
 

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When I hear "gout," I think of some old-fashioned disease from our great-grandparents' times. But it seems very real and about three million Americans are affected by it, mostly males over 40. Interesting that we don't hear more about it.
 

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Interesting also that i saw a man in hospital near me recdntly and he was suffering with gout, but not your 'typical' sufferer, i.e. not obese. Maybe it's the negative connotations that mean its not discussed? Yet its in the same group of conditions as arthritis.
 

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Interesting also that i saw a man in hospital near me recdntly and he was suffering with gout, but not your 'typical' sufferer, i.e. not obese. Maybe it's the negative connotations that mean its not discussed? Yet its in the same group of conditions as arthritis.

I'm a woman in my 20's and I have gout, my doctor said it was due to genetics, but I am obese (5'8, 230 lbs).

I just started eating cherries and I do see a difference, other than that I just watch what I eat, no beans or peanuts...and most of the time I don't eat meat, sometimes I'll have a small piece of chicken but that's it. I heard fructose isn't so great for it either, but I do eat some fruits without ill effects, not a lot though. We can't drink alcohol either (I never did anyway).
 

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I hear all the time to watch what you eat avoid certain food with gout. No one tells you WHAT FOODS. Can someone tell me the foods that should be avoided I know about red meats but that about it.
 

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I am unclear on the technical reason, but gout can frequently occur in kidney stone patients. The allopurinol can prevent gout which accompanies the dreaded kidney stones. My internal medicine doc and all my kidney doctors) put me on allopurinol. And, yes - I had more than one, more than one kidney specialist that is.
 

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