Patient Comments: Gout - Treatments

What was your treatment for gout?

Published: February 24

Allopurinol is the only permanent solution. I tried all the herbal and alternative remedies for 12 months vegan diet no alcohol for 6 weeks the gout persisted. I now take 200mg a day and follow the healthy diet, little meat no shellfish etc but I have been back on alcohol (no red wine limited beer)but copious amounts of gin & tonic with no problems (touch wood)TG for allopurinol.

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Comment from: Island Girl, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 02

My father is suffering some kind of disease that is similar to Gout. The doctors can't figure out what's causing it. I'm desperate for answers. He has suffered for more than 2 months now. His ankles are swollen and tender around the joints, its affecting both his ankles. So please if you have any idea what is happening to my dad. Please let me know so I can help him.

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Comment from: T. Ellison, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 21

Switch to an exclusively plant protein based diet, no dairy, no eggs, no fish, no animal protein and cure your high uric acid levels and gout in one month. All animal purines contribute to higher uric acid levels, while plant purines do not. This is the only diet or treatment that worked.

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Comment from: Jacob444, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 24

Pain is horrible gout is also. I like the baking soda treatment it's all natural. Acid vs Base it makes sense in theory. I found a spray called NATEUCA online. It has helped me tremendously with the joint pain. It's no cure mind you but relief it is.

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Comment from: Mark, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 18

I use a product called eucalyptus oil, NATEUCA is the product name just search it on the internet. It has given me more relief than anything else I have tried. I can't explain how it works but man it just does. If you have gout you know agony. This stuff is better than pain pills.

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Comment from: ccctony, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

I have had gout for years, and tried just about everything without success. I reduced meat to, minimum once a week, stopped alcohol altogether. I was having LOTS of fruit and vegetables and my gout was worsening. Finally I have read something about Excessive fructose increasing uric acid. I experimented reducing my fruit intake to 2 a day, and bingo within days I saw a dramatic improvement. Cherries are the only exception. I eat a lot of them when in season, with no ill effects.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

I just discovered I have gout. I wasn't sure what was going on with my foot (big toe joint). Stiff, swelling then painful to touch. I wrapped my heating pad around it and turned on high. It immediately made it start to feel better. Even though the heat seemed to "hurt" it eventually worked the soreness and feel of inflamation out some. Now it still is sore but on the healing side. This usually takes 1 good night of heat. At least I'm able to wear shoes the next day!!

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Published: March 21

I'm a 28 year old male who has been going through some pain in my two toes adjacent to my big toe. I thought my foot was broken, but my doctor (also my father) noticed some redness on the top of foot at the base of these toes and mentioned it could be gout. I have to get an x-ray and blood work done tomorrow after to determine what is going on. I really hope it isn't gout but have learned a lot from this website and other testimonials. I hope this won't stop me from playing sports and running. I will the results from tomorrow's hospital visit.

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Comment from: wes, Published: January 26

My best preventive medication has been one Colchicine and two Indocin pills. Now I've just found out that Colchicine is not available, and I had to purchase Colcrys at $160 for 30 tablets. I have friends that suffer from gout also, and we always try to see if there is something new out there. Lord help us all!

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