I am now into my sixth week of gout. started in the knee...

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I am now into my sixth week of gout. started in the knee and the pain radiates into other joints at will. I never know from one day to the next which part of me is not going to work whe i wake up each day. I am taking the pills and although there seems to be some improvement some days i cannot go a whole day yet pain free. I already have oesteoarthritis in my joints and now with the increase of salts and crystals I am sometimes or some part of the day in excruciating pain.

There was no mention of diet at any of the visits to the doctor.

Today i can hardly lift up my arms the joints are so sore.

I wish it would go away as it came.

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    Rules for gout patients.

    Do not eat any kind of meat.

    Do not eat beans.

    Take plenty of water or tea.

    The DVE urine is clear.

    I use, piroxicam 20mg to eliminate inflammation.

    Gout only attacks me when I eat too much meat and not take liquids.

    If your urine is golden, take liquid until it is clear.

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    ***The urine should be clear.
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    I agree with Garmichi:

    avoid meat, bean, etc. 

    search the web for the gout patient's diet help


    and find a doctor who knows more about how to help a gout patient


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    Go and see a rheumatologist, they are the only people who know about gout. Alternatively read what people write on here but some of it only works for them. I suffered on/off for years and now, nothing. I reckon it cost me probably £500 as I went privately but as all gout sufferers know, you would pay that just to get rid of the pain during an attack.
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    I have had gout for more than twenty years, first instance was at work when my right ankle became painful and swollen. Since then it has occurred several times a year in different joints although this year I have only had one bout which again was in my right ankle. After many attacks I began to notice that before an attack I would experience an ache or stiffness in the to be affected joint, this has been more noticable as I have grown older, I would then take my prescribed medicine, Diclofenic, which quickly took effect rather than wait for the attack to materialise. I have been taken off of that medicine and am now prescribed Colchisine which I take only for the time I have gout. Diet, certainly, there are a whole mountain of foods which are likely to cause an attack and one can certainly help themselves by following a regime to avoid those foods.

    Hope this is of some use.

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