Training & Nutrition - Gout --- anyone have it?
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07-22-10, 01:50 PM
I'm pretty sure I have gout & I'm seeing a Dr. tomorrow to confirm. I thought it was some other things. I had been on vacation the past 2 weeks and my diet changed a bit and some things I've been doing this week to help (elevation) haven't & the aspirin actually made it worse. hahaha
07-22-10, 03:29 PM
I have it. It can be a beast. For a long time I only had attacks very infrequently. Like every 2-3 years. Long enough to ignore between attacks. Then it started being months instead of years. Had a pretty bad attack a couple of years ago. Made some substantial dietary changes-- cut way back on red meat and eliminated beer (knowing what to do in this regard is somewhat frustrating as there is a lot of contradictory information on the internet). Haven't had a bad attack since. A few twinges now & then, but nothing bad. As a result I've been able to avoid long term preventative medication. YMMV. If you feel an attack coming on, you can try the baking soda cure-- do a google search. It is high in sodium, so if you have hi BP watch it. I haven't had miraculous results from the baking soda as some supposedly have, but again, YMMV. Good luck with it
07-22-10, 10:37 PM
I keep hearing black cherry juice...
07-23-10, 09:20 PM
I have suffered with it since a 30 slice of prime rib 14 years ago. Its horrible.
Cherry juice is a great help. Cranberry/Cherry is good as well. Mobic is an anti-inflammatory for arthritis. It is better for your kidneys than some gout specific meds. (Allopurinol and Colchicine for me) But try a round of whatever your doctor prescribes and then try to keep it in control with diet and cherry juice.
If you are trying to loose weight, postpone it for now. Weight loss will dumb proteins into your bloodstream that inflames gout. Once you get it under control you can go back to loosing weight. Protein powders will also make things worse.
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