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Gout - Not just for comedic red nosed fat folk

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  1. brucemillar

    brucemillar Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Woke up last night from a great sleep. Agony in my right foot and I do mean agony. it felt like somebody had set fire to my big toe while crushing it in a vice. I would describe this a screaming toothache for the foot.

    No sleep to be had. Even having a light bed sheet touch my foot hurt.

    Foot swelled up and went bright red. No chance of getting a shoe on this morning. Googled it (I know). Gout. No way said I. Oh yes confirmed the doc. 100% gout. He also has suffered so prescribed industrial pain killers and anti-swelling drugs. Now manageable but still very swollen.

    Never had anything like this in my life, so a shock to be told I have Gout.
     
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    Baking soda is your friend, take it easy on beer and red meat, get your uric acid checked regular and drink plenty H2O.


    http://www.icuredmygout.org/
     
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    It is often hereditary.
     
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    Gout? Have I been transported back to the 1800's? :confused:
     
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    There's nothing 1800's about gout. It's a real and current and painful condition.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts this morning, hence my post this evening. I honestly thought it happened to Dickensian Landlords or Workhouse Managers.

    IanA2 is correct when he mentions the pain. It was (to me) off the scale.

    The doctor who saw me is in his thirties and started to suffer in his twenties. He had every sympathy for my discomfort.

    I guess I am staggered at how it would just happen - Boom- No warning shot - nothing.
     
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    Once was enough for me………my regimen involves making sure I drink at least 3l of fluids a day intake and cherry extract capsules. The stronger the better.
    So far so good.
     
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    If you had, there'd be no internet and you'd be in Australia...:D

    Nasty condition, never had it but know at least two people who have had, neither the image of the two bottle orthodox SPX has in mind.
     
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    Yes fluid intake is v. important.
     
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    I have suffered from suspected gout pain recently, still undergoing tests. I rarely drink and don't eat meat.
    Actually surprising how many people suffer from gout. Apparently there is effective medication available.
     
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    I am vegetarian. I do like a drink or two. Favourite being Guiness. Not look for too much of that right now. Doc said avoid dark beer and wine along with red meat.

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    Gout is definitely not to be joked about, it's incredible pain.
     
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    Have suffered from this on and off for years. Its extremely painful, especially when its in the thumb.
     
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    Woody. Do you get any early warning signs?

    It troubles me that I had none or never noticed any.

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    As far as I am aware usually the first warning is when you get out of bed and fall over!
     
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    So my experience is the norm? Wow.

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    Not as a rule. Most times it's there when I awake, at times it causes me to awaken early.
    When in the thumb ( usually the right one) it's even hard to turn the ignition key in the Suzuki due to the pain. To someone who has not experienced it it's hard to explain.

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    I had it a few years ago, thought that I had broken my big toe, went to see the doctor and it was gout...... very painful.
    I changed my diet to lose weight, giving up carbs and eating more protein(red meat) and he reckoned this is what caused the gout. As has been said, less red meat, plenty of water and no red wine or port.
     

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