my gout is gone! allopurinol works!!

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Steve Ross

Dallas, TX

#1 Aug 26, 2007
I had gout since 1988 or so on and off ever since. By last year, I was having gout attacks it seemed about every two weeks.

Colchicin worked... but the trade was I could have good feet if I'd use them to run to the bathroom every 10 minutes from the sickness Colchicin gave me.

But then, in Sept 06, I got my doctor to prescribe me ***ALLOPURINOL***

BADA BOOM!! IT'S GONE. ABSOLUETLY GONE EVER SINCE!!

No more anxiety about going on heavy pedestrian trips to Europe, no more forced vegetarian meals, no more turning down beer... I wanna kiss the prescription bottle!
doc research

AOL

#2 Dec 7, 2007
ALLOPURINOL will KILL you. Do the medical research on it and it tells you it destroys blood vessels.
http://www.recoverymedicine.com/gout.htm
COX-2 Inhibitors
This sub-class of NSAID has recently been introduced to the North American marketplace. The most frequently prescribed Cox-2 inhibitors are celecoxib (Celebrex®), rofecoxib (Vioxx®), valdecoxib (Bextra®) and meloxicam (Mobicox®). Unlike standard NSAIDs, Cox-2 inhibitors do not inhibit proper blood clotting. Recent evidence, however, strongly suggests that Cox-2 inhibitors have the same degree of negative side effects as standard NSAIDs - including contributing to kidney failure - and may increase the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

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Since: Nov 07

United States

#3 Dec 11, 2007
Steve Ross wrote:
I had gout since 1988 or so on and off ever since. By last year, I was having gout attacks it seemed about every two weeks.
Colchicin worked... but the trade was I could have good feet if I'd use them to run to the bathroom every 10 minutes from the sickness Colchicin gave me.
But then, in Sept 06, I got my doctor to prescribe me ***ALLOPURINOL***
BADA BOOM!! IT'S GONE. ABSOLUETLY GONE EVER SINCE!!
No more anxiety about going on heavy pedestrian trips to Europe, no more forced vegetarian meals, no more turning down beer... I wanna kiss the prescription bottle!
my husband has the same thing and i was wondering if this is a steriod? because the doctors said he was to young to take steriods for gout.im glad your gout is gone i know its painful .
Brad

Rogers, AR

#4 Dec 20, 2007
I take celery seed extract and black cherry extract 2 times a day. allopurinol can touch what cellery seed extract does for you. The extract works within minutes after taking it
Mr Hollywood Gout

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Apr 6, 2008
Brad, your right. I refuse to take that poison crap. Ive been taking "shang zhong xia jong feng wan", a chinese herb pill for a few days, knocked my Gout out in 1 day 80%. The chinese herbalist said once the Gout subsides, i should be taking Black Cherry and Celery Seed extract for maintenance. Nature still works.
tom grabowski

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Apr 29, 2008
I have the gout for the last 6 years. My docter took put me on allupurol after 2 bad attacks six weeks ago. My uric acid went from 10.0 to 5.2 in two weeks but I had two more attacks since. The last one lasted a week. That's 4 attacks in the last three months. I only eat red meat once a week, do not drink any alcohol, eat white meat [chicken] 3 to 4 times a week and drink 10 glasses of water a day.Anyway my Docter is scrathing his head and will be sending me to a specialist.
Pete Cohen

College Station, TX

#7 Jul 20, 2008
The post from doc research above seems to refer to Allopurinol as a COX-2 inhibitor...from what I saw on your link, Allopurinol is NOT a COX-2 inhibitor. Allopurinol is not an anti-inflammatory, it's an enzyme blocker. It blocks the enzyme that produces uric acid.

Allopurinol helps you dissolve deposited uric acid crystals over time - crystals that have been coated with proteins by your immune system. These conglomerations of protein-coated crystals are destructive when they build up. When you lower the uric acid in your blood, the crystals start to dissolve and shed their protein coating and that is when the immune system attacks again and causes the pain that comes from taking allopurinol. However, in the long run the crystals dissolve and you are curing the condition.

Can someone please describe in detail (at the bio-chem level) what exactly black cherry and celery seed extract do for the long run condition? I'm curious. I like 20 min relief but I also want the crystals dissolved over the long run as allopurinol promises.
IHate Gout

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#8 Aug 6, 2008
Alluprinol, will cause more attacks becuase when your acid crystals desolve too fast it causes your body to have a negative reaction causing more gout attacks. It will eventually stop. Please check gout-pal for detailed article on this subject.
tom grabowski wrote:
I have the gout for the last 6 years. My docter took put me on allupurol after 2 bad attacks six weeks ago. My uric acid went from 10.0 to 5.2 in two weeks but I had two more attacks since. The last one lasted a week. That's 4 attacks in the last three months. I only eat red meat once a week, do not drink any alcohol, eat white meat [chicken] 3 to 4 times a week and drink 10 glasses of water a day.Anyway my Docter is scrathing his head and will be sending me to a specialist.
s.
arthur

Brisbane, Australia

#9 Aug 18, 2008
In regard to post 7,I too would be interested in finding out-
"Can someone please describe in detail (at the bio-chem level) what exactly black cherry and celery seed extract do for the long run condition? I'm curious. I like 20 min relief but I also want the crystals dissolved over the long run as allopurinol promises".
Can someone elaborate please?
ross gout

Brisbane, Australia

#10 Aug 31, 2008
I've been getting gout more often this year. I've heard of mona vie, dues it work or not.
Brian

Goodyear, AZ

#11 Sep 7, 2008
Allopurinol is an enzyme inhibitor. The enzyme that it inhibits is xanthine oxidase. This enzyme is what converts the purines into uric acid. It does it in several stages. First it turns the purines into hypoxantine and then turns it into xanthine. It then turns it into uric acid. However, allopurinol inhibits the final stage so that the xanthine stays xanthine. The kidneys are really designed to handle xanthine as well as they do uric acid. That might be why they are reluctant to prescribe it.

They could reduce the level of xanthine oxidase in the body directly but the problem is that it has other functions in the body. There are people borne deficient in the enzyme. There is a whole list of ailments associated with the deficiency.

Allopurinol would reduce the level of serum uric acid but I don't see how that would lead to the crystals dissolving. There is such a small quantity in the blood that it would have no impact on the ph level.
Brian

Goodyear, AZ

#12 Sep 7, 2008
I made a mistake. I should have said that the kidneys are not designed to handle xanthine as well as they do uric acid.
David Smith Beardwood

Newbridge, UK

#13 Feb 11, 2009
Hello I hope someone can answer my question. I have been suufering from gout attacks for around two years. My specialist has put me on Allopurinol 100 mg tablet per day. There is a marked difference and my uric acid levels are reduced. Still get attacks but understand this is part of the healing process. Can anyone throw light on how long I am likely to be on the drug before the uric acid levels have dropped to a normal level?
Silas Lieberman

Belgium

#14 Mar 24, 2009
David Smith Beardwood wrote:
Hello I hope someone can answer my question. I have been suufering from gout attacks for around two years. My specialist has put me on Allopurinol 100 mg tablet per day. There is a marked difference and my uric acid levels are reduced. Still get attacks but understand this is part of the healing process. Can anyone throw light on how long I am likely to be on the drug before the uric acid levels have dropped to a normal level?
In the beginning of my gout career I started with Allopurinol 100, but my doctor upgraded me to 300 within a few weeks. There are some better ways to tackle it. Please contact me directly at silas.lieberman@gmail.com
Ali

Newtown, PA

#15 Nov 13, 2009
I have been suppering since two years. Doctor priscibed me allopurinol 300 mg It does not work for me. Every two weeks I got gout attacked and severe pain went to emmergency. If anybody tell me there is any alternative option to relieve the gout.
Mau

San José, Costa Rica

#16 Dec 4, 2009
Hello all fellow gout sufferers:

I've suffered from gout for 10 years. After so much pain and many unsuccessful natural treatments, I finally gave up and started taking allopurinol.

My doctor explained clearly what my goal should be: to keep serum uric acid levels below 6. Frequent blood tests are necessary to make sure uric acid is under control. In my case, pain was gone after 3 months with a 300 mg dosis. Since then I've been pain free. Last SUA level: 5.4.

When the dosis is right, acute attacks should stop within 3-12 months (this is why colchicine is usually prescribed as well for a few months). However, if your SUA stays above 6 (say, 6.5, 7, a figure still considered "normal" for non-gout sufferers), you're in a dangerous zone, which gout sufferers should avoid.

Stopping allopurinol is a mistake, it will only make misery last longer.
Jim

Inglewood, CA

#17 Apr 18, 2010
I was recently diagnosed had been suffering very mild attacks for the last couple of years. I have a very high tolerance for pain but my last 2 attacks were crippling and had me going in to urgent care. I was initially prescribed Indocin which did nothing, then Prednisone which helped with the pain but you can only be prescribed a small dosage. For a month I took black cherry extract and celery seed extra pills daily, with 64 plus oz. of water daily, and a low purine diet but it did not help me. I went back to my doctor and he finally put me on 100mg of Allopurinol daily and this seems to be the most effective thing so far. I have a little more leniency with my diet now and having a a few ice cold beer every weekend again is a god send.
RJR

Denver, CO

#18 Jun 3, 2010
Nice site, retard. An herbalist promotional website?

Allopurinol is NOT a COX-2 inhibitor. It's is NOT an NSAID. You're thinking of indomethacin. Please get your facts straight before attempting to dissuade suffering patients from accessing tried and true medicine.
doc research wrote:
ALLOPURINOL will KILL you. Do the medical research on it and it tells you it destroys blood vessels.
http://www.recoverymedicine.com/gout.htm
COX-2 Inhibitors
This sub-class of NSAID has recently been introduced to the North American marketplace. The most frequently prescribed Cox-2 inhibitors are celecoxib (Celebrex®), rofecoxib (Vioxx®), valdecoxib (Bextra®) and meloxicam (Mobicox®). Unlike standard NSAIDs, Cox-2 inhibitors do not inhibit proper blood clotting. Recent evidence, however, strongly suggests that Cox-2 inhibitors have the same degree of negative side effects as standard NSAIDs - including contributing to kidney failure - and may increase the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
Lance

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Jun 28, 2010
I am 29 I was told that I had gout since I was 18, during the last 10 yrs I have had attacks off and on I was put on indomecine ,took the flare down then had a few attacks here and there but in 2008 I had an attack that brought me down for 3 months it was the worst I had to take a "FMLA" Family medical leave act of 1993 every gout suffer should have this just in-case but while I was out on the last attack my doctor who I praise LOL he's a sports medicine doctor. I was put on allipurinol 300mg it works wonders I have not had an attack sice, I did have to change my diet I don't even look at a shrimp,crab,or scallop they are the main triggers for me see everyone is different you tomato I say tomatoe gout depends on YOU and ONLY YOU it's your body I eat cherries they mess my stomach but they help Lime juice,lemon juice,drink water if you don't like water add lime juice to crushed ice you will love it
Aftab

Manchester, UK

#20 Jul 8, 2010
Am a urologist and not surprisingly a human who had 3 to 4 big toe swellings episodes, each time related it to strains and stretching my joints while gardening or fixing my wife's dishwasher. Checked my uric acid and found it 540 micromole/lit. This time the swelling is nearly a week now and still a tender spot at MTP joint ( big toe joint). I am 37 and thinking of starting Allopurinol once pain subsides. Dear friends I know gout and studied it more now and came to conclusion that allopurinol is the solution to avoid long term dangerous out comes especially cardiovascular problems. Let's hope we overcome our sufferings!!

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