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Old 03-29-17, 06:54 PM
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Gout Flare

I've been dealing with a mild but persistent gout flare in big toe for about 3 weeks. It hasn't kept me off my bike but, it has been painful. Today because of the rain, I decided to do a spin class and the first time I stood on the pedals I about cried. By the end of an hour my toes was hurting much less. Maybe pushing the blood flow was the ticket.

FYI - I haven't had a gout flare for several years and then I was able to trace the cause back to something in my diet. This time there is nothing definite but, I have my suspicions. Needless to say I won't be eating certain things anytime soon.
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Old 03-30-17, 01:42 AM
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I've been dealing with a mild but persistent gout flare in big toe for about 3 weeks. It hasn't kept me off my bike but, it has been painful. Today because of the rain, I decided to do a spin class and the first time I stood on the pedals I about cried. By the end of an hour my toes was hurting much less. Maybe pushing the blood flow was the ticket.

FYI - I haven't had a gout flare for several years and then I was able to trace the cause back to something in my diet. This time there is nothing definite but, I have my suspicions. Needless to say I won't be eating certain things anytime soon.
I've only ever had one gout flare and that was in my big toe about a year ago. I tried over the counter meds for a couple of days then gave in and went to my doctor. He prescribed prednisone for a few days. That fixed it very quickly and I've not had a recurrence. I hope you soon cure it. It's not a lot of fun!
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Old 03-30-17, 06:22 AM
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I got several in my big toe and suffered through with a dose of indomethecin. Then I got bad attacks in each knee and threw in the towel. I've been on allopurinol for about 20 years with no side effects (that I am aware of) and no flares.
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gout flare
they say once you get it, the more likely you are to get it again. my 1st flare up was separated by a year before the next. but then they became more frequent. doctor & dietitians were not as helpful as I hoped

I recently cut out all meat & alcohol for 2 weeks, then worked a little back in over the past cpl weeks. been using lemon juice in water twice a day, also a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water twice a day. just read that sugar is also bad. I have a sweat tooth, but bagels turn to sugar too. it's tough. keep up your research, keep that water going. try to stay of the meds, that sh*t is poison
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been on allopurinol for about 20 years with no side effects (that I am aware of) and no flares
asked my doc several times for that. told me I was too young & my flareups were not bad enough. I know several ppl who attest to that tho. Wifey rolls her eyes at my doctor
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that stuff is amazing. had a bad flare up beginning around Thanksgiving & ramping up into January. I've had that steroid before so I eventually called in for a dose. within a cpl (5-6) hrs the pain in gone. swelling not & pain comes back, but it works almost immediately. but man, I was on my back with it in the air with ice packs, guzzling water & taking some old meds I didn't use up but also got refills for, etc. super annoying. particularly difficult when traveling & staying in a hotel. I totally pigged out tho all kinds of bad food & drink that led to it all, I know
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anyone have photos of their gout? :-)
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I've had gout on and off for several years. All of the anti-gout medicines give me gout. When I get it I try to drink plenty of water and stay away from anything acidic. It seems to help flush the uric acid crystals out of my system. I usually use Ibuprofen as the anti-inflammatory but if that doesn't work then I go for the prednisone. Seems to come on without any cause, but I know if you get dehydrated it can cause a flare-up.
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Black Cherry juice, natural and unsweetened is a natural remedy. I drink a couple of half glasses a week and it washes the purines out of your system.


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Nothing I have experienced compares to a bad gout outbreak. Horrible pain.
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The cherry juice and apple cider vinegar are good suggestions, along with eliminating refined sugar and flour from the diet.
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Let me suggest unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 4 x's a day (1/2 hour before each meal and bedtime). Your gout will go away in a day or two, but make a Tbsp of ACV in an 8oz glass of water a daily habit and never have an issue again.
Look it up, don't believe me because I never had gout but do drink ACV! It helps your body fix many ailments and problems.
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