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Matt

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#145
Apr 7, 2013
 
Allopurinol is actually well tolerated however like all drugs does have side effects, these can be avoided if it is dose adjusted to renal function
Living with gout is horrible and allopurinol can provide a cure
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<quoted text>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 .

“Prevent Gout”

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Salida, CO

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#146
Apr 7, 2013
 
@Matt - a "cure" ... that is very interesting.
ChuckB

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#147
Apr 10, 2013
 
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Chuck - the offer still stands - if you want your money back, just email me and ask.
Depending on how acidic you are and how you got that way - over a lifetime - the simple system works most people and I've got countless emails of people who are happy to have paid the $20 for it.
The real point is to get started with the education of one simple truth: Alkaline is the Opposite of Acid. If you've got gout, you're too acidic and you need to start doing all the things you can to move the pH of your body chemistry in that direction.
There are lots of different ways to make that happen, some are faster than others, and some work before some people than others.
No hype Chuck - the book is just Gout 101. The sad fact is that the drugs enable people to just keep on living the life that created gout in the first place and then it's the diabetes and heart disease that gets them.
It's just like Chuck says Jack; he sort of freaks every time he gets a little twinge ... in spite of the drugs he's on.
Drugs are like credit cards; sooner or later, you've got to pay.
I've got your $20 Chuck - all you have to do is ask for it back.
OK, Bert. Please refund the $20 I paid for your e-Book. My gout must have been too far advanced for the advice to work as advertised.
For me, this will be a long process, which fortunately I think I have made great progress on. I've lost about 15 pounds since January, due to almost entirely quitting drinking alcohol, eating a lot more raw vegetables, and avoiding meat, high fructose corn syrup,and anything else unhealthy that I don't really, really want to consume.
Now, if only they will bring medical marijuana to Virginia...

“Prevent Gout”

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Salida, CO

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#148
Apr 10, 2013
 

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No problem Chuck - send me an email so that I have the right email address from the purchase.

Glad to hear you're doing so well. Everything you're talking about is a small part of what I promote in my video-based program you passed up for $27:

http://killyourgoutforgood.com/

Thanks
Jeremy

Angier, NC

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#150
Apr 23, 2013
 
Does any get gout in the ankle and on top/flex part of the foot? I never got it in my big toe only in the spots listed above and once in the knee. I don't eat seafood or red meat or drink beer but still get gout all the time. I'm now taking 300mg of allipurinol so I hope it helps. I have a huge tolerance for pain and during attacks, I have to still go to work because I'm in the military so I might get quarters for a day but everyone here knows gout attacks don't last one day. Only resently started getting gout but don't know why? Oh well thought I'd share my story too.
Stu

Glasgow, UK

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#151
Apr 26, 2013
 
Vitamin C, 1000 mg per day.
Hi all

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#152
Apr 29, 2013
 
I am a gout sufferer, have been since I was 17. Not drank (alcohol) in two years, I do not or rarely (once a month/ few months) eat red meat. I take Allipurinol 300mg daily (missed a few days accidentally durr!)

Yet I suffer severely, I have had it in my shoulder, both elbows, both knees, both ankles, three fingers, two toes. I am NOT looking forward to the day I get it somewhere unbareable like my back or something rediculous.

What is the best bet for a little release at least?
My attacks are bad and I lose a lot of sleep, I am hardly fat (bit of a belly) but no more than 10 and half stone.. I cannot exercise to properly get in shape due to the attacks. Is the best bet just going vegitarian for a while or something?

Thanks in advance
Chris
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#153
Apr 29, 2013
 
Jeremy wrote:
Does any get gout in the ankle and on top/flex part of the foot? I never got it in my big toe only in the spots listed above and once in the knee.
I've definitely had it in those places as well as the ball of my big toes. Even my elbow was at least sore once that I attribute to gout.

Drink as much water as you can and follow the rest of the advice you can find. You probably need at least 3 liters of water a day, possibly a lot more if you are constantly active in your military job.

Try to never get dehydrated. I still do regularly and I feel it almost instantly.

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@Hi all - you're a good case in point about allopurinol Chris - it doesn't work all the time, for everybody.

My success came from thinking of gout as the outward effect of an overly acidic inner body condition in general. When I started to think in terms of how to keep my body chemistry in more of an alkaline state, the gout went away and so did the allopurinol and colchicine.

Going vegetarian is not really the answer. All of the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) are all essential for proper liver and kidney function.

When it comes right down to it, gout is because your kidneys are working as well as they used to.

Trying to manipulate uric acid levels with drugs without addressing the real problem is NOT the best way to deal with gout.

I would send you over to my website where I talk in depth about ALL of this, but there are bunch of whiners on this forum that piss and moan every time I try to help some with that suggestion.

Good luck.
D Stephen Hollis MD

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#155
May 2, 2013
 
bumpkin wrote:
<quoted text>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 .
Allopurinol is not a steroid.
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#156
May 2, 2013
 
Allopurinol is not a steroid.
ChuckB

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#157
May 2, 2013
 
PreventGout wrote:
When it comes right down to it, gout is because your kidneys are NOT working as well as they used to.

Trying to manipulate uric acid levels with drugs without addressing the real problem is NOT the best way to deal with gout.
I added a word I think you left out, Bert. And I agree with you, though for many I think Allopurinol or another drug may be essential, or at least helpful in dealing with gout -- but not if that is the ONLY thing done to deal with it.

After my 6-week gout attack that occurred 4 months after I started taking Allopurinol I finally got truly serious about changing my diet, along with taking the daily drug. Eating raw vegetables, not just going vegetarian, is essential I believe. I've got some IonPod gizmo for making my water more alkaline, and I've reduced drinking alcohol to almost none, and reduced eating meat or any of the other animal-based proteins know to be high in uric acid. As much as I love shrimp, crabs and scallops I just won't eat them anymore. Not gonna risk it. Six weeks of agony can be a life changer.
Tim

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#158
May 13, 2013
 
PreventGout wrote:
G Unit - your story sounds similar to mine but I did get to the bottom of it and now I'm going on 3 years being gout-free. It all has to do with being over acidic in general and learning to stay on the alkaline side.
Among all kinds of references and information, I found the book "Alkalize or Die" by Theodore Baroody explains it best: All illness and disease stems from too much toxic acidic wastes in the tissues. Sounds like gout to me!
Anyway, years of accumulating acidity takes focus and concentration to undo and maintain - that's my preference.
Gout Killer: you're trying too hard to sell everyone your book. Just accept the fact that allopurinol works for many people. And your extremely naive assertion that the body was not meant to ingest chemicals, is well, extremely naive. Humans have been medicating with chemicals for tens of 1000s of years. It's only since the New Agey types have come on the scene that all of a sudden traditional medicine is all wrong. Like everything else, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

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#159
May 13, 2013
 
@ChuckB - excellent Chuck, glad to hear you're doing so well. If everyone took it as seriously as you do, I would be out of a job - and that would be great.

@Tim - you're right - I should be trying harder to sell my program: http://killyourgoutforgood.com/
kevin

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#160
May 15, 2013
 
I am 38 and I've had galaxy for a good time now. I am very concerned about allopurinol as it is been prescribed to me by my physician

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May 17, 2013
 
ATX-GoutSucks

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#162
May 30, 2013
 
I've read all 156 posts. I've spent cumulatively days of research in the past few months on gout.
At the age of 31, with no hereditary connection to gout, I had my first attack in late January, and I self-diagnosed it as gout. I have no family history, I ate a bit rich, was dehydrated and drank a beer then 3 glasses of red wine and enjoyed one of those all you can eat Brazilian BBQs and then bam, gout. I had minorly tweaked my ankle earlier in the week and for the first few hours I misdiagnosed it as ankle pain. It quickly was obvious it was my big toe. I endured it, within 24 hours of doing nothing special, it got better. By 2 or 3 days later it was gone. I made immediate changes to my life, I started going to the gym, I cut out red meat which I was eating more days than not and I cut out a lot of beer.
I was not overweight at that point at ~6'0" and 168 LBS, no other health issues really. Work out, lean protein and veggie diet was working well. I travel a lot for work so there was some splurges here and there, but I really kept a lot of things in check.
Last Tuesday I rolled my ankle bad tripping on a staircase. I thought nothing of it, but on Thursday night it started hurting at night, I again missed this pain and associated with ankle pain as my ankle this time was actually swollen and minorly sprained. By Friday night, it was obvious it was gout again. Looking back at the 5 days before this gout attack, I didn't drink too much, I didn't eat any red meat or shell fish, etc. The day of I had chicken, kale salad and one babyback rib. I did have a single pint of Pale Ale, that was it before the attack came in.
I've now been having this same gout attack for a week. I finally went to the doctor yesterday for a UA test and diagnosis, he did diagnose gout. On Prednisone and Colcry's now. The doctor suggested Allopurinol as a long-term control. I'm always fearful of lifetime meds, but the reality is, pain like this is borderline suicidal and stressful on my career, my wife, my employees and peers and my dogs. It is no way to live. I've tried many of the suggestions (celery seed, baking soda, etc) all for acute fixes to no avail.
I've already made sacrifices and life changes in the past three months, I've lost 20 pounds and am now 6'0" 148 LBS which is pretty damn thin, not eating red meat. I'd like to avoid giving up the occasional 2 glasses of red wine. Frankly, taking pills everyday versus taking hard to find, expensive various herbal pills, cherry juices loaded with sugar and all this other crap seems equally as much hassle and has its own side effects.
BTW, I'm not interested in that dude's book, his sales tactics just drive me up the wall. I expect him to reply, but he's already said the same thing 50 times in this thread.
I came here to learn more about people with short and long term experience with Allopurinol, I'm hesitantly considering it, but I want to do whatever possible to not go through this ever again.
-U235 - Austin, TX
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#163
May 30, 2013
 
Oh, I should've added anybody with comments about the possible link to the minor ankle tweaks/sprains about 2 days prior to the gout attack would be interesting to me. My doctor seemed to dismiss it and kept the attitude that even if that was the catalyst, clearly something else is wrong, and there will be something else wrong to cause the same thing, and it's no way to live.
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#164
May 31, 2013
 
Just a quick question, when I look at purine charts, it seems that beer by the pint contains purines of 10-25, which is about 10% that of a small piece of fish or meat. If so, why does it cause so much problems?

Fortunately, I seldom drink beer, but I'm having a hard time rationalizing the purine charts. Red meat seems to have similar if not lower in some cases purines than some fish, pork, etc.

It's really confusing to try to understand how the purine count affects gout when so many articles reference things that don't appear to be any better or worse than "safer things".

I understand organ meat is really high, no arguments there, as is brewer's yeast, but by time something is in the bottle, the individual bottle serving has limited yeast and many purine charts have it lower than several vegetables even.

Everything is contradicting everything else. Any insight to the breakdown would help. I also understand that alcohol in general makes additional acids which have to contend with uric acid breakdown, that makes sense, but why is beer singled out. I pretty much only drink red wine, 350-400mL per day when I decide to drink it. I am nearly always dehydrated, but now I'm aiming at 80+ oz. of water per day no matter what.
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#165
Jun 3, 2013
 
ATX: do you take diuretics? I recently started having attacks and although diet and weight surely play into it, I was on thiazide diuretics for years and I think that aggravated it.

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