Patient Comments: Gout - Treatments

What was your treatment for gout?

Comment from: Happy H20 guy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 25

I have my gout attack once or twice a year and I always see my doctor once I started feeling the pain on my toe. He prescribed "indomethacin 50mg" plus prevacid to stabilized stomach disorder. I toke the medicine as prescribed until it lasts but I notice my hair is getting thinner after then, until one day I meet a guy in the clinic while waiting my turn to see the doctor. He confided about his gout experienced and told me to go straight to the grocery after I meet my doctor and buy 1 case of mineral water. I took his advice and drink the 500 ml bottled water every 30 minutes. It helps, the following morning I'm off to work as nothing happened! Now I stopped taking Indomethacin and instead added exercise and proper diet.

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Comment from: bourbakis, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I woke up with severe pain around my wrist, numb fingers and a lot of pain when I moved them, all the pain was from my wrist down to my whole hand. I went to the doctor and his diagnosis was gout on top of my hand. Top of hand was swollen and very red and tender. The doctor put me on indomethacin and colchicine and prescription for blood tests to determine my uric acid count. I had a similar attack 15 years ago.

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Comment from: Allen33_1, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 10

Don't eat meat based gravy. Au Jus or beef based Progresso soup. Drink lots of water and shed a few pounds, the reason being that your metabolism goes into shock..

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