7 Weeks of Pain & swelling, Can this still be gout?

How many weeks does Gout last?

This started some 7 weeks ago, woke up with what I thought was a typical gout attack as I have had them before. After some 10 days of swelling & pain I decided to see my PCP. He didn’t suspect it was gout and ordered UA Level test along with an xray. UA Level was Read More

Gout, Old Injuries & Rashes???

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Hello! I’m wondering if anyone else is having these issues… I’m a fairly healthy, active man, almost 60. I started having Gout attacks about 10 years ago. Due to my very physical past, I wasn’t diagnosed with gout for the first 2 years. Since I raced off road motorcycles and cars, fought forest fires, rode Read More

Abstaining from alcohol brings on gout flares

Drinking Alcohol During Gout Attack

for years now whenever I have decided to have a ‘quiet week’ per say, it seems to only take 3 to 4 days before I get a twinge but bizarrely the last two attacks, which have been bad, have stemmed from abstinence and detox dieting. I went on a fat-free alcohol-free diet after New Year Read More

Can you massage joints to break down crystals?

When is Foot Massage good for Gout?

The interest in massage for gout continues to grow. I’ve summarized the latest information in Massage for Gout Relief. However, questions continue to roll in. Only today, I was asked: “Can I manually massage out gout crystals in my toes?” Now, that to me sounds very dangerous. Inflamed tissue should not be massaged, and I Read More

Gout Help

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Warfarin (Coumadin) and gout

Can Warfarin Cause Gout?

I have always had gout problems. Now, my problem is, I recently had a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and have been put on warfarin. Within days I had the worst attacks of gout in my life. My uric acid level was not given to me by my doc, but he said it was through the Read More

Are black beans bad for gout?

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Over the years, we have had lots of discussions about black beans for gout. This started when @metamorph shared his, now world-famous, recipe for Black Bean Broth. Despite the popularity of Black Bean Broth as a natural remedy for gout, one question is asked frequently: Are black beans bad for gout? I plan to introduce Read More