Patient Comments: Gout - Treatments

What was your treatment for gout?

Comment from: Philco, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

I suffered severe gout for several years before it was diagnosed. I have been prescribed most of the medications mentioned here over a period of 10 years, all with limited effects. About six years ago, I was prescribed etoricoxib – 120 mg one per day. Now if I feel an attack starting, I immediately take etoricoxib – just one tablet has never failed to prevent an attack. Occasionally, I miss the signs and may need to take two doses, but have not suffered a severe attack for six years. I hope this helps some people.

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Comment from: painless, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

In my mid-20s I had my first gout attack. I thought someone drove a spike through my toe joint. Now in my mid-50s I have been pain free. My only known fix, other than immediate pain killers, was something I read in a holistic medicine book at the time. It said to take vitamin E and B6 together. I have done this since my 20s and I no longer get the gout. I have tried to find the old book, but to no avail. The book related that one vitamin needed the other vitamin to help keep the uric acid in liquid form and moving as opposed to forming crystals.

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Comment from: oldman, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 28

Eat cherries! Fresh, frozen or whatever you can find. Drink cherry juice, drink water, avoid foods that are known to cause problems. Have not had gout in more than 2 years. The last time I started cherries right away and the event was short lived. The joint in my foot has returned to normal since I have been avoiding offending foods.

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Comment from: waynec54980, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 08

Prednisone treatment for 5 days was prescribed for my gout flare.

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Comment from:, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 09

My first gout attack was in my big toe. I went to the ER and was given IV morphine for pain followed by and prescription for Voltaren to reduce the swelling and the pain.

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Comment from: maidenmaui, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 11

The best treatment for gout is drinking pure cherry juice. You can get it at any health food store and drink at least half the quart bottle immediately. It should be gone in one day.

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Comment from: Hyperuricacid2011, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I had severe pain/inflammation in left knee and ankle and headache. Later the blood serum was found to contain Uric Acid upto 8.9 units. I was prescribed Allopurinol (Xyloric) 100 mg twice a day, acidity regulator, painkiller and vitamin supplement. I avoided all types of meat and other foods high in purines and went on a Congee (rice porridge) diet for a fortnight. I am much better now.

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Comment from: howliday59, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 19

I found out I can't eat anything made with tomatoes. Every time I eat something with tomatoes I get flared up. When I flared up I soak my foot in vinegar water. I'm an amputee as well, so this doesn't help at all.

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Comment from: junior, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 11

For my gout, I swore off all meat, except chicken.

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Comment from: Mitch, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 03

I am a 45 year old male and have suffered from gout for 8 years. I have found Black Cohosh to be effective at the on-set of a gout attack (natural herb available at pharmacies and supermarkets). Cherry juice also works wonders during an attack. The best remedy is to drink a lot of water in order to prevent attacks or keep them short-lived. You should also avoid turkey, cranberry sauce, and wine in one sitting (too many purines in those items); many people suffer from attacks during the holidays for this reason.

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