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 Post subject: Gout
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:36 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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It really is a pain in the big toe!

Ouch...make the pain go away


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Lots of rich food and port will cure it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:14 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
Lots of rich food and port will cure it.


Guaranteed :D

Alison


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:29 pm 
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It really is a pain in the big toe!

Ouch...make the pain go away


I had a gout attack a while ago, it was really painful, I thought I must have sprained my ankle or torn a ligament or something so went to A&E. I was shocked when the nurse said it may be gout, which a blood test later confirmed. I now eat a relatively low purine diet and I'm sure that my fasting 2 days a week and the subsequent weight loss also helps. I think the fasting may help my kidneys catch up and clear excess uric acid from my blood. In any case, so far so good, it's nearly 2 years since my last attack.

Link: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gout/Pages ... ction.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:12 pm 
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"Where does it hurt? Does it hurt there?"
asked my doctor, poking my big toe joint...
.,. and sniggering .
"You have gout!"
Mine was caused by healthy living; too many nuts and pulses were my downfall. I was prescribed summat called Colchicine, which if taken double dose at the first inklings, nipped it in the bud.
A similar relief can also be had by stuffing yourself with B vits, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli, or Berocca.
You could also stick to white wine for a while too.


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:01 pm 
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The pain killers I had made me a Zombie!

And it turned me into a newt!

I still have a lump on the side of my once handsome big toe.


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:06 am 
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phew...I am not alone then.
This is my second attack in as many years.
My diet is pretty healthy. No meat, hardly any shellfish. No beer. Yes, a little red wine :roll:
I eat loads of salads and greens. Heaps of broccoli which makes your comment interesting Nick. I steer clear of anything processed etc.

Doctor has just given me ibuprofen. On the mend now


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:30 am 
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More claret?


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Have you tried cherries?

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/803289


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 Post subject: Re: Gout
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:40 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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My best route out of pain was chilli - either raw or powder, the hotter the better. As its a natural anti inflammatory its perfect for a few hours relief. I was pretty shocked when my GP said I could neck 6 ibuprofen in one go! I wasn't keen and only happened on the chilli by accident.

Good luck!


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