Cool, thanks! I'll check that out.yablanowitz wrote: There is an excellent book titled Beating Gout, a Sufferer's Guide to Living Pain Free by Victor Konshin available in print or for the Amazon Kindle that helped her a lot. I highly recommend it.
She put me on that too. And Colchicine. I guess it's supposed to help get the uric acid outpaladin wrote:Indomethacin or something like that, is what they prescribed me...worked,
Thanks! You know I will, but as you said, unlikely to be a universal solution.paladin wrote:Good luck Ken, keep us posted if you make a breakthru!
Not high on my vegan foods list anywaypaladin wrote:Also, lunchmeats Ken-- avoid them...
Especially things like Salami, Liverloaf, Souse, Pepperoni, Pastrami, etc.
She mentioned that if I keep having flare ups. Any side effects? These meds make me loopy. Dizzy. Lightheaded. I don't take them if I'm driving anywhere.rodloos wrote:Both of us now take Allopurinol (prescription preventive) for it daily, and it works wonderfully.
Yeah, they used to say that (beans too) but I think recent studies are making them question the veggie avoids. They can be higher in purines, or whatever, but for some reason, they don't often trigger gout. Or so I read.yablanowitz wrote:Anything that is high in purines will aggravate gout, and some of those foods are surprising. Mushrooms and asparagus for example are both on the "never eat this stuff" list.
Your coworker is wrong. Tuna has a high purine content. Catfish/tilapia and white flakier fish are lower. Salmon is a nice middle ground since you have the omega fats you need and the purines are lower than the other oily fish like mackerel. Tell you coworker to google "purine content food list". Some things that seem harmless are worse than beef short ribs!Donut wrote:Someone I work with has it.
I told him about a news article that I read a week or two ago that said Tomatoes are not good for gout. He says "anything that is red" will make it flare up. I think Red Meat is the big one. He says fish doesn't, I consider raw tuna to be colored red.
No side effects from the Allopurinol that I am aware of, although sometimes medicines affect different people in different ways. And different people are affected differently by things in their diet. For my Dad and me, triggers included anything with wheat, and protein such as chicken and fish.kbuzbee wrote:She mentioned that if I keep having flare ups. Any side effects? These meds make me loopy. Dizzy. Lightheaded. I don't take them if I'm driving anywhere.rodloos wrote:Both of us now take Allopurinol (prescription preventive) for it daily, and it works wonderfully.
I know... One of the patterns we fell into during Arlene's vast array of doctors appointments was a stop at our favorite local restaurant on our way home. They serve a Guinness on tap that was just wonderful. Even after going to a (mostly ) plant based diet I still enjoyed a couple each time we stopped there. Not having that beer the last couple times was painful, just not as painful as the gout it might triggertwinboysdad wrote: I haven't smelled a beer since being diagnosed as the purine content added to the body's inability to excrete uric acid when competing with alcohol excretion are not worth it.
I've been taking it twice a day (about 2 tablespoons) for two weeks now. Yeah, it's a pure/only cherries concentrate.twinboysdad wrote:If you are going to try cherry juice it needs to be the Whole Foods type that is unsweetened and 100% cherries. Unfiltered is best. You will want to be near a bathroom about an hour later.
Of course, but good to know, thanks! I'm going to see if I can keep it at bay without but it's an option if not.rodloos wrote:No side effects from the Allopurinol that I am aware of, although sometimes medicines affect different people in different ways.
I may need to start a food log and see if I can find any correlations.rodloos wrote:And different people are affected differently by things in their diet. For my Dad and me, triggers included anything with wheat, and protein such as chicken and fish.
With the Allopurinol though, those foods no longer trigger it for us.
Yeah, no kidding. Those disclaimers should make anyone think long and hard about taking ANY medication, including OTCs like Aleve (which I take 1-2 a week when I'm not on these NSAIDs) I already know I'm going to have a rebound headache for about 2 days when I go off them.rodloos wrote:I think almost *any* meds *can* have side effects - I laugh at the TV ads for different meds, and at the end the disclaimer mentions "possible side effects up to and including death" .
Yeah, all alcohol, but beer seems to be the worst, followed by red wine. I haven't completely given up my red wine (yet) but I can tell mornings after I had a glass from mornings I didn't.Dr. Snubnose wrote:I don't know if anyone has mentioned it...or if it's very obvious...but I know when my Dad's case of gout erupted the doctor told him to stay far away from alcohol....Doc:)
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