Beer and gout relief - has anyone els...

Beer and gout relief - has anyone else experienced this

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Uk Dave

Sheffield, UK

#1 Feb 22, 2014
Can anyone make sense of this as it's totally confused me?- I had an attack of gout in my left big toe after 2 weeks of overdoing it at Xmas .(I,ve previously twice in the past 5 years had gout (after Xmas) but has never lasted more than 2 days and has been a mild attack) The 1 st day wasn't excruciating and it actually felt better as the day progressed. I am a regular beer drinker and had decided to completely change my ways and go 'cold turkey' abstaining from alchol and also do the low purine diet. As the week progressed, so did the gout, after 5 days I was in so much pain (it had also attacked my right toe) that I went to hospital who gave me cochliciline, it helped a bit and the swelling reduced but was still very painful even after 4 weeks. On the 4tth week I was so desperate and depressed that I went to the pub and downed 4 pints of beer and then came home and had a further 2 pints, and thought stuff the consequences it I' just want one night of mental relief. The next morning I woke up after a good sleep and to my amazement - no swelling, no pain and can even jump up and down on my tip toes! It's just as if the lack of beer made the gout worse and drinking beer resolved the gout. Am now just totally confused as it contradicts all the gout research I've done and am not sure what route to take. Has anyone else had this experience or has anyone got any suggestions.
Beacher1001

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 5, 2014
That is crazy! What was the beer that you drank? Maybe something in it neutralizes uric acid.
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Bob220098

Los Angeles, CA

#3 May 21, 2014
Beer usually make Gout worse. There are several natural treatments. Check out http://naturalherbalremedies.us/natural-gout-... for a list of herbal things you can do.
Uk Dave

Sheffield, UK

#4 Sep 17, 2014
Hi thank you for your comments. The beer I drank was an English one called Worthingtons served at my local, I've cut down & changed my diet (not too drastically) but still drinking the same beer at the local once or twice per week, just had one very mild attack in August whist on holiday (& not drinking the Worthingtons) but only lasted 2 days. I'm still really confused by the episode earlier this year & I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to drink beer or Worthingtons to combat gout, whether it was a co incidence or not, I will never know & perhaps everyone reacts differently. But will see What the future brings.
Shaun

North York, Canada

#5 Sep 17, 2014
Uk Dave wrote:
Hi thank you for your comments. The beer I drank was an English one called Worthingtons served at my local, I've cut down & changed my diet (not too drastically) but still drinking the same beer at the local once or twice per week, just had one very mild attack in August whist on holiday (& not drinking the Worthingtons) but only lasted 2 days. I'm still really confused by the episode earlier this year & I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to drink beer or Worthingtons to combat gout, whether it was a co incidence or not, I will never know & perhaps everyone reacts differently. But will see What the future brings.
Hi Dave,

I've had that same experience several times over the years and it is difficult to explain for sure. But it may not be all roses and chocolate though. I'm not saying this will happen to you but gout generally gets worse, not better over time. Over the years I've lost weight, drank more water, quit alcohol, watched my diet ,etc and it still progressed relentlessly. I will be going on allopurinol shortly as I can't stand it continuing to destroy my life. I did find that losing significant weight and working out a lot kept it at bay for a couple of years but I'm in even better shape now and it continues almost daily unabated. Good luck to you though.
kriss

Romania

#6 Jan 31, 2015
This is my first experience with Gout it started with sudden pain like bruised bone on the side of my foot near little toe it lasted for one day and it went away after few days this pain came back with sudden burning affect on top part thought nothing of it and started to use ice and raised leg eventually ended up going to orthopedic doctor who took x rays he did not tell me it was Gout he just subscribed some tablets one per day for 7 days and cream for pain relief

it is difficult to sleep due to pain being so extreme and even single sheet touching the area is painful

some people told me it is Gout as they had it in the past and advised me on drinking lots of water and tomatoes was not good food to eat however it was not working as they described this was due to the fact that was eating food that was not good for Gout which orthopedic did not tell me about even though he took blood examination for vitamin c and uric acid

apart from drinking lots of water throughout the entire day minimum 1.5 to 2.5 litres you should also drink 5 to 7 mugs of black coffee per day

breakfast some Muesli with skimmed milk

snack before lunch oranges and kiwi

lunch and dinner cucumber, radishes, beetroot, onions, broccoli, carrots some low fat dairy products are also good small portion such as low fat cottage cheese

late snack oranges and kiwi

this is the best foods and drinks

do not use sugar or eat any chocolates, sweets, meats, poultry, fish stay away from tomatoes, mushrooms, and many other vegetables and fruit

do not drink any alcohol or soft drinks as they will make it worse regardless of your diet

keep this diet up for at least 4 to 5 weeks before slowly adding other foods in small potions of do not eat foods mentioned this is to avoid Gout returning after few weeks or months as Gout comes back sometimes depending on your diet
Eddie

Bronx, NY

#7 Aug 10, 2015
Hey guys
My first gout attack came about last year. It was EXTREMELY painful on my right foot's toe. The pain subsided after a day, but the swelling lasted 3 months. This was February. The second attack came in June. It was mild, the other toe, and it only lasted 1 day. Swelling subsided fast.
I don't drink medicines, so I sweated it out.
I read what to eat, what to drink and what not to and it was very confusing.
Therefore, I decided I wasn't going to omit anything from my diet and prepare this concoction and have been drinking daily since last year.
Baking soda diluted in water twice daily.(About 4 tablespoons in 8 oz water) Keeps your body alkaline.
And a solution which includes:(taken on an empty stomach every morning). They are all anti-inflammatory
Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered with the 'mother')
Turmeric (Ground Root)
Ginger
lime or lemon juice
Garlic powder
Olive oil
It has worked. I drink every day, at least a couple of wine glasses. Also, I'm free to drink scotch, vodka, tequila, etc.(Cut down on beer lately for diet reasons)
I eat everything. Even foods considered "high" in purines. Your body produces purines anyhow. I've never checked my uric acid levels and haven't taken any drug for gout.
Exercise daily. Keep your weight down.
Hope this works for you.
Ed.
Eddie

Bronx, NY

#8 Aug 10, 2015
Eddie wrote:
Hey guys
My first gout attack came about last year. It was EXTREMELY painful on my right foot's toe. The pain subsided after a day, but the swelling lasted 3 months. This was February. The second attack came in June. It was mild, the other toe, and it only lasted 1 day. Swelling subsided fast.
I don't drink medicines, so I sweated it out.
I read what to eat, what to drink and what not to and it was very confusing.
Therefore, I decided I wasn't going to omit anything from my diet and prepare this concoction and have been drinking daily since last year.
Baking soda diluted in water twice daily.(About 4 tablespoons in 8 oz water) Keeps your body alkaline.
And a solution which includes:(taken on an empty stomach every morning). They are all anti-inflammatory
Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered with the 'mother')
Turmeric (Ground Root)
Ginger
lime or lemon juice
Garlic powder
Olive oil
It has worked. I drink every day, at least a couple of wine glasses. Also, I'm free to drink scotch, vodka, tequila, etc.(Cut down on beer lately for diet reasons)
I eat everything. Even foods considered "high" in purines. Your body produces purines anyhow. I've never checked my uric acid levels and haven't taken any drug for gout.
Exercise daily. Keep your weight down.
Hope this works for you.
Ed.
I would like to add that you should cut fruits, fructose and sugar from your diet. Only cherries occasionally.

Fructose really hurts gout and increases it dramatically.
KidneyDonerman

Romford, UK

#9 Apr 6, 2016
Eddie wrote:
Hey guys
Baking soda diluted in water twice daily.(About 4 tablespoons in 8 oz water) Keeps your body alkaline.
And a solution which includes:(taken on an empty stomach every morning). They are all anti-inflammatory
Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered with the 'mother')
Turmeric (Ground Root)
Ginger
lime or lemon juice
Garlic powder
Olive oil
It has worked. I drink every day, at least a couple of wine glasses. Also, I'm free to drink scotch, vodka, tequila, etc.(Cut down on beer lately for diet reasons)
I eat everything. Even foods considered "high" in purines. Your body produces purines anyhow. I've never checked my uric acid levels and haven't taken any drug for gout.
Exercise daily. Keep your weight down.
Hope this works for you.
Ed.
Hi Eddie
The Turmeric..Ginger etc. How do you consume them. One at a time or together as a shake or what ???...will be and already experimenting on you Prescription
Steve

Drummoyne, Australia

#10 Jun 15, 2016
Dave, the first time I got gout was when the doctor told me my liver was bad and I would have to cut down my drinking, so I thought wtf I'll just stop drinking, two days latter I was in a lot of pain and could hardly walk so I went back to the doctors and he told me I had gout, I said I thought drinking caused gout but it turns out that if you a big drinker and just stop it can have all cause all sorts of health issues including gout, hence I went to the local and had a few beers and the next morning all was good, I still drink every day but not as much and the doctor told be whatever I'm doing to keep doing as my as I am in good Health and my liver and kidneys are also healthy, go figure
Thelimeusa

San Antonio, TX

#11 Aug 25, 2016
Steve wrote:
Dave, the first time I got gout was when the doctor told me my liver was bad and I would have to cut down my drinking, so I thought wtf I'll just stop drinking, two days latter I was in a lot of pain and could hardly walk so I went back to the doctors and he told me I had gout, I said I thought drinking caused gout but it turns out that if you a big drinker and just stop it can have all cause all sorts of health issues including gout, hence I went to the local and had a few beers and the next morning all was good, I still drink every day but not as much and the doctor told be whatever I'm doing to keep doing as my as I am in good Health and my liver and kidneys are also healthy, go figure
Same thing happened to me. Got fatty liver so decided to stop drinking. Soon after got gout. Now I am getting gout every other week.

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