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    Gout

    Holy mother of pearl. If you have ever suffered from this you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't I hope you never do. Mine flared up about a week ago. I tried to gut it out but decided to go to the doctor late last week. Gout is a build up of excess uric acid in the blood stream. It then crystalizes and precipitates out into a joint- the big toe is quite common. Its hurts for a bed sheet to touch it much less shoes and socks. Needless to say my fitness routine has temporarily shifted away from running/hiking to other forms of cardio.

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    My brother came down with this a couple years ago or so. Not sure really what caused it, his diet, drinking to much but he ended up quitting drinking beer and then just plain quit drinking alcohol. It ended up healing with the treatments and changes he made but at the time I recall it caused him a whole lot of discomfort in his feet too.

    I hope you feel better soon MT dreaming. Prayers sent your way and I hope you heal up soon.

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    I've had several attacks of it in years past. my Dr prescribed some medication for me to take when the symptoms first start. used it once and seemed to stop it cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MT dreaming View Post
    Holy mother of pearl. If you have ever suffered from this you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't I hope you never do. Mine flared up about a week ago. I tried to gut it out but decided to go to the doctor late last week. Gout is a build up of excess uric acid in the blood stream. It then crystalizes and precipitates out into a joint- the big toe is quite common. Its hurts for a bed sheet to touch it much less shoes and socks. Needless to say my fitness routine has temporarily shifted away from running/hiking to other forms of cardio.
    I have it and I take medication for it. Cherry Extract works wonders. Try it. And right you are MT, the pain is unbearable. Makes you want to chop your foot off doesn't it. A small glass of the Cherry extract every morning keeps mine at bay.

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    That really hurts...I have not had a flair up in about 3 years. Take the pills ,,it's the only way

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    Alopurinal is what the Dr. gave me. It does work. It always seems to flair up during a hunting trip, if I don't take the meds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjsbucks View Post
    Alopurinal is what the Dr. gave me. It does work. It always seems to flair up during a hunting trip, if I don't take the meds.
    That's the Rx I have too.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but this is deemed the "rich mans disease" no? Majority of cases are blamed on too much red meat and alcohol? I remember my father having it but I wasn't too inquisitive.
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    Right you all are. Hardstalk it has been called a "rich mans disease" because in midevil times only the very wealthy who could afford to eat a very rich heavy diet suffered with it. Its a mystery why I get it!! I talked with my doctor about allopurinol but he is hesitant to put me on a daily med for something that only flairs up every once and a while. My dad had to take allopurinol. I may have to eventually. My doctor seems to think for me it is several factors coming together all at the same time to create the "perfect storm"- diet (too much red meat and pork), alchohol, heredity and dehydration.
    I have read about the cherry extract as a treatment and may give it a try. I have seen the capsule/tablet but not liquid. Hey Shootbrownelk where did you get it- pharmacy, grocery or health food store? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    That's the Rx I have too.
    Same here Guys, Alopurinol & cherry extract.

 

 

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