gout not giving up so easy

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hi guys i am a male,29 and an active person and have been suffering with gout for the past 6 months i have been under a number of blood tests from the doctors which as been a pain. first of all they perscribed allopurinol? which was great my level were well below,started getting back too myself then i started iching so i went back too the doctor and requested another blood test and my LFT was at a sky rocketing (300) i was happy that i went coz the doctor said i could of develped liver desease which gave me a scare.So after i stopped taking the allopurinol? my LFT came back down to the normal level which was a big weight off my shoulders and started taking febuxostat.After 2 weeks i have another BLOOD TEST! tired of these now sad  my acid level were great my liver wasnt so happy sad sad so now i have stopped taking them two and i asked him what now he said he doesnt know?! i am getting referred too  specialist to see if they know whats going on with me what could a specilist do? i dont have a clue

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    Phew. As if the gout were not bad enough.. you poor sod.

    You state you are active so i doubt you are overweight. Apparently if you are overweight then this is the major cataylst not food as commonly believed.

    Secondly give up alcohol now.. until you have the levels under control.

    Finally if the doctor cannot prescribe anything then a low purine vegetatian and

    Blueberries

    Cherries

    Celery seeds

    Cider vinegar

    Cherry juice.

    Lemon juice

    Hope this helps, do google the above and give it a try... it does seem ailments are individual so you may have to try them.one by one to know which one helps..

    Cherry juice seems to help but not cure....

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    Hi

    I've had some problems with Allopurinol (higher doses gave me diarrhoea) and Febuxostat (allergic)

    But there are alternatives such as Sulfinpyrazone and Benzbromarone so don't give up hope

    I am now taking a combination of Allopurinol (low dose) and Benzbromarone which has my Gout completely under control

    Thanks

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      Thats great Chris just hope I can get mine sorted someday, am drinking loads of water and having cherry juice twice a day and trying to limit high purine foods until I see the specialist
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