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13 Comments

  • Julie Naldrett

    Reply Reply September 7, 2018

    I need help. I have been having episodes of gout (never had of them before)about every 6 weeks starting in December of 2018. My problem is this new episode of gout started in the bunion area & spread to my ankle. Can this really happen? Can’t walk etc. I was prescribed the Colchicne .6 mg when the onset starts & Allopurinol 300 mg daily to prevent. I still got an attack worse than ever & the Colchicne isn’t working. Help.

    • Spiro Koulouris

      Reply Reply September 7, 2018

      Hi Julie!

      It could be from fact of the medication working to get rid of the uric acid in your body, can cause gout flares until it’s under control. Best to seek the advice of your doctor or even better a qualified rheumatologist who specializes in gout.

  • Sara

    Reply Reply June 5, 2018

    Thank you so much for the information on this site! I was recently diagnosed and I am only 38 years old! As a professional specialist on aging, this concerns me greatly. It also gives me a lot of relief because I know what to do and I know this will resolve so many health issues I have been dealing with for decades. I’m curious – is there any relationship between gout and mono/epstein barr virus? Also, what is the relationship between estrogen and gout?

    • Hi Sara!

      Check out my article on “Gout and Women” where I wrote about estrogen:

      “It is believed that estrogen may help the kidneys remove uric acid, so after menopause, a woman’s blood uric acid levels begin to increase. … Rock star gout researcher Hyon Choi has stated that estrogen is believed to lower uric acid levels in the blood and that hormone therapy can protect women against gout.”

      As for mononucleosis/epstein barr virus, there is no relationship. In fact, very low uric acid can be a cause of the virus, so no high uric acid will trigger it. See study–>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5740835/

  • LG King

    Reply Reply May 31, 2018

    As I love red wine but am suffering from gout in my hands, I have now ceased my alcohol consumption. And after two weeks it is starting to fade.

    I am a fan of Dr. Michael Greger and just saw his 7 minute video on reversing gout, and thought I’d pass it along. Good stuff!

    https://nutritionfacts.org/video/preventing-gout-attacks-with-diet/

    • Sara

      Reply Reply June 5, 2018

      nutritionfacts.org has EXCELLENT info! Highly recommend

  • Brandon

    Reply Reply May 29, 2018

    For months my gout was mild and I didn’t even know it was gout. I attributed it to certain dress shoes. I now know what a REAL flare up feels like and I would not wish it on anyone… well, okay… maybe one or two people. Seriously though, I was willing to give up the salted pork, the shrimp, and a few other loves but I couldn’t give up a nice frosty brew (or two) on the weekends. I now add half of a fresh squeezed lime (get a proper manual juice maker) to each pint and haven’t had an attack since I started with that and sour cherry juice daily. I am back to wearing dress shoes during the week and haven’t touched my walking cane in 6 months. I am now at the point where a beer just doesn’t taste right without lime. Trust me on the lime. It works.

    • David

      Reply Reply June 30, 2018

      I used to get gout when wearing business shoes. It would happen after a business trip that involved flying and walking long distances in airports.

      I found that Ecco brand of shoes helped immensely as they are very light and have great cushioned soles.

  • MaryLou

    Reply Reply May 29, 2018

    I’m a 46 year old not over weight woman 5 foot 2 and 9 stone who has a IgA nephropathy for 21 years and under active thyroid for the last 5 years and had a gout flare up on my foot 8 years ago but got told it was something else ( Plantar fasciitis ) in the last year I’ve had about 8/9 flare ups of gout on my left foot that I can’t even get shoes on and in crippling pain, also right knee is having flare up but not as bad as my foot.

    The doctor keeps giving me a reducing course of steroid staring at 8 a day for 3 days then 7 for 3 days and so on as I’ve tried Colchicine with co Codamaol but had sickness and diarrhoea .. within 24hrs plus finished the 3 day course and still not helped with the gout.

    The medicine I’m on is:

    Irbesartan 150 mg
    Levothyroxine 50 mg
    Allopurinol 100 mg x3

    I’m starting to get fed up with these flare up & I can normally brush illness and pain away and get on with it.
    I used to go to the gym but now scared too as when I walk for a little while I get a flare up or do the garden .. please any advice and back at doctors on Wednesday as I can’t go on like this as I’m still young and have a lot of living to do.
    Thank you so much!

    Marylou

    • Hi Marylou!

      It’s too difficult to give you any advice since everybody’s gout is different. I recommend you seek the advice of 2 different rheumatologists. Not GPs. And take it from there. All you can control is your diet and exercise. Follow the dietary advice from my website and ebook.

      Good luck!

  • Douglas Ryder

    Reply Reply May 29, 2018

    Spiro,

    I stumbled on your site by accident very informative thank you so very much. I have uric acid levels in the sevens haven’t had any recent gout attacks but I am very familiar with it.

    I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees and more recently with a possibility of CPPD disease, a condition in which calcium crystals deposit in the joints, potentially causing pain. This is very similar to gout except not uric acid crystals but calcium.

    Do you have any experience with this?

    I’m wondering if I went to an all-vegetarian diet if this would make a difference undecided. Also if you’re not familiar with this website paddisonprogram.com

    I would encourage you to check it out he (clint paddison) has cured himself from rheumatoid arthritis. I know this is separate issue but all interesting an related.

    Thanks in advance for listening to my rant . I will continue to read your website and make a decision whether you’re ebook would be in my interest with regards to the CPPD.

    Sincerely,

    Douglas Ryder

    • Hi Douglas!

      No not familiar with the paddison program but will check it out.

      You have what we call Pseudogout which are calcium crystal deposits in the joints.

      Yes same diet will definitely help you!

      Good luck!

      Spiro

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