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Anyone had gout on PW ??

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1 hour ago, ratass said:

sorry not normally,everyones trigger can be different even an excess of tomato's can do it or oats is another.

JB

 

Only going off what the quack has said to two of my mates who have had it. 

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42 minutes ago, ShootingEgg said:

Only going off what the quack has said to two of my mates who have had it. 

that's what they told me to ,misses is a retired micro biologist so went on a course to try help me,we started studying and found out a hell of a lot about it ,narrowed mine down to mushrooms tomatos and oats.

JB

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1 hour ago, ratass said:

that's what they told me to ,misses is a retired micro biologist so went on a course to try help me,we started studying and found out a hell of a lot about it ,narrowed mine down to mushrooms tomatos and oats.

JB

Fair play to you for doing the work to find out what triggers it. Have you been able to control it since knowing this? 

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My toes swell to the point you think the skin will burst open, bright red to crimson red and shiny. You can’t bend the toes, it’s an excruciating experience trying to get even a sock on let alone a shoe. Bed sheets feels like someone has your toe in a vice. Takes days to subside. 
 

I have had to go to work with it three times now and driving is bloody awful. Hard sole boots are needed to drive as if your toes bend when pushing the brake, you run the risk of crashing. I kid you not! Your instinct is to lift off and relieve the pain. 
 

putting boots on is damn near impossible. 
 

I elevate my foot and put on an ice pack. No meds just time and rest. 
 

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I've had t for about 3 years - crippling pain that seems to get worse at night and can be bad enough to actually wake you up - Allopurinol and one of the Dogs prednisolone (steroids) every other day keeps mine away all but 99% of the time. Prednisolone is, generally, cheaper from your vet.

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I thought I had in my ankle as I'd sprained it but the heat and burning for a week or so and swelling. Luckily it was a form of tendonitis, I say lucky but all the symptoms of gout. Pain worse than a broken bone.

Read a lot on gout and though thought certain foods can trigger it, it's not proven it gives you it. Dehydration can bring it on too.

Apple cider vinegar can clear it up.in days, breaks up and flushes the crystals. 

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baking soda diluted helps get rid of  the  acid  however

a friend suffered   years ago    begged and pleaded with a chemist to give him two named  tablets  to get him home loose loose  for him no prescription what a mess    ankle like a blood orange  no sock or boot  had to drive from Lytham st Ann  to Cardiff in agony    wouldn't wish this on an enemy 

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I had a bad attack last year. Big toe fit to burst. Ghastly, excruciating pain.

As others have said, there are some clearly-defined triggers (for me, these were dehydration, offal and grain alcohol).

Plenty of water, and everything in moderation. I’ve read that it’s far less common in women than men, but it can happen.

Good luck, Ditchy.

 

LS

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Blooming awful pain - Like toothache in the foot!!

Ibuprofen, diclofenac or naproxen are your friends here - Individually and not collectively!!

Lots of water and allopurinol is the way forward.

 

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Seems to be more prevalent down South, us northern peasants are less likely to contract this painful disease due to our lack of rich food and Port, the odd northerner ie Lord Geordie and a few that have emigrated from the Smoke are probably carriers. 

 

It cant be any worse than Planter faciyitis thingy in your footy, thats BLOOMIN painful...    

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23 hours ago, ditchman said:

if so can you describe the symptoms please............

Painful throbbing toe, got magic meds and was cured withing hours.

 

Blackpowder

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right ....................UPDATE

down the docs ...then the hostipital....x-ray..................................CRACKED BONE IN FOOT......

not enough heat or swelling for gout.....very strange how the bruizing spread tho'

so im now ready for the next crisis....:w00t:

thank you for all your replies..:good:

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10 minutes ago, ditchman said:

right ....................UPDATE

down the docs ...then the hostipital....x-ray..................................CRACKED BONE IN FOOT......

not enough heat or swelling for gout.....very strange how the bruizing spread tho'

so im now ready for the next crisis....

thank you for all your replies..:good:

So what caused the crack to appear???

Could it have been beverages that are to  high ABV ? 

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1 minute ago, Dougy said:

So what caused the crack to appear???

Could it have been beverages that are to  high ABV ? 

its not me its the bloody mrs...and she aint got a clue how she did it...............

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1 hour ago, ditchman said:

right ....................UPDATE

down the docs ...then the hostipital....x-ray..................................CRACKED BONE IN FOOT......

not enough heat or swelling for gout.....very strange how the bruizing spread tho'

so im now ready for the next crisis....:w00t:

thank you for all your replies..:good:

Break is prob less painful

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Had a conversation a few years back with a fellow bricklayer on site whilst having  a attack in my ankle, he pulls up his trouser leg to reveal a badly scarred shln, he goes on and tells me it's a motox accident that resulted in three compound fractures and the pain from it wasn't as bad as some of his gout attacks! Sums it up really 

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I was on Allopurinol for years and it made me sick and gave me diarrhea so they changed it to fubastin ?  but for ages they gave me 112 tablets of cochline ? and i was only supposed to get 10 at time and keep some spare in case a attack flared up and they destroyed my stomach , i asked to be taken off all tablets and rest my stomach but the doctors said no chance the specialist  say this and that 

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I have colchicine which works very well for me, but I am not to take it for more than 3 days, 2 tablets a day.  A pack (28 tablets) typically lasts me several years, as when I feel gout coming on, one tablet before bed - and possibly one the next morning clears it up.  Normally I get 1 or 2 outbreaks a year, so take very few tablets.  Colchicine is known to be very tough on the stomach.

I have not started allopurinol.  The advice I had was that I could go on it, but better to try and control by diet, weight loss (keep below 11 st), and keeping well hydrated.  I have managed this sufficiently to keep in to one or two outbreaks a year - and so far they are quickly relieved by colchicine.  My doctor says that once on allopurinol, you can't come off it (or a similar replacement), which is why I have tried to avoid it.

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