Gout Help

Let me explain how I give gout help.

First of all, I’ll introduce myself. I’m Keith Taylor, and I’ve got gout. I started my gout websites in 2005 so I could record what I learned about gout. I needed to understand my gout, and make sense of information from my doctor and from the Internet. The information didn’t make sense to me. My doctor couldn’t work out if I had gout or not. He sent me to ER where I got hospitalized for 4 days. Eventually, a rheumatologist confirmed I had gout, and discharged me. On returning to my doctor for advice, I got some painkillers and diet advice that I now know was useless.

I trawled the Internet for help, but what I found was confusing and inconsistent. Many websites contradicted each other. Many websites seemed only concerned with expensive reports that claimed secret knowledge, or “gout cures” that cost too much. When I looked at scientific gout studies, I knew that much of what I was reading and hearing was wrong. Either from ignorance or greed, I realized I was being lied to.

I started GoutPal to collect my research and try make sense of gout. I started gout forums here because I needed to discuss what I found with other gout sufferers. Did they get the same bad information as me? How did other gout sufferers work out what was right, and what was wrong? I learned two very important gout facts:

  1. Gout is personal. It affects everybody in different ways, and what works for one person might not work for another
  2. It’s good to talk. By discussing your gout problems with other gout sufferers, you get an understanding that you never get from the medics.

Through learning and sharing, I controlled my gout. I know it will always be there for me. I know that some people can cure it completely whilst others have to settle for a lifetime of control. I know that my purpose in life is to help other gout sufferers find their cure, or how to live with gout. I’m here for you.

So, I think everyone should join my gout club. Learn to understand how gout affects you. Learn your own ways to get rid of it, or control it so you can live a normal life. I also know that not everyone wants to join a club, so my information and help is available to anyone who searches for it. Here are my gout support services for everyone. They start with people who do not want to join my gout club. For those who want to join, there is free membership, earned membership and paid membership.

Before choosing your membership level, I recommend you read my introduction to gout help: How To Treat Gout, then choose from:

  1. Gout Help for Non-Members
  2. Gout Help for Free Members
  3. Gout Help for Learner Members
  4. Gout Help for Personal Members
  5. Gout Help for VIP Members

Until 31st August 2014, only the Free Member gout help services are available.

Those guidelines will help you make the most of my gout help services, but if you just want to get answers now, please use the links below. [s2If !is_user_logged_in()]Your service will be restricted if you are not logged-in, so please log-in now. [/s2If]

Public gout forums:
I am moving my gout forums:

This is how GoutPal’s gout network forums are organized:

Gout Forum Description Start new topic
Help My Gout! Discuss any aspect of gout. Share your questions, experiences, and opinions here. New general gout topic
Gout Emergency Room If you need gout help fast, please use the emergency gout forum. I check this forum first. New Gout Emergency
GoutPal Member Profiles Create your personal gout profile to help you manage your gout better. New GoutPal Member Profile
GoutPal Suggestion Box GoutPal can always improve. Tell me how to make it easier for you to control your gout. New GoutPal Suggestion
Gout Management Plans For gout problems that go beyond a simple question and answer session. Get structured, personal guidance to plan your way to gout freedom. New Gout Management Plan
Gout Resources Forum Discuss gout resources that you have tried. Ask where to find better gout products and services. Promote your own gout resources (without exploitation). New Gout Resources topic

If you just want to chat with like-minded people, there is also a General Discussion Forum.

Gout help using these social networks:

GoutPal Gout Help on Google+
My preferred social network for gout support. Please would you also consider adding Keith Taylor to your circles.
GoutPal Gout Help on Facebook
A chatty approach to gout. Not so good for detailed gout help, but a good place for quick questions and to share opinions.

For quick gout help, please type a brief question into the search box.

Find more (see gouty search hints).


2 thoughts on “Gout Help

  1. I am taking Atenelol and perindopril for my heart and BP…. I was diagnosed in Feb with gout after suffering with it for 5 years or more….I will give you some good advice :-

    1) If you think it maybe gout ..tell your doctor you want to see a rheumatologist…I kept going to doctors about the fact that i had a inflamed knee/ankle for4 days and i couldnt physically move to get in to see him…Reply..oh well its gone now..take these painkillers if it happens again….5 years…..5 YEARS and one cortisone shot in the knee..i get an appointment ..Best thing ever

    2) Had gout test….rheumy amazed that i had NEVER had a uric acid test !!!! Put onto 100mg Allo…then 300mg..then took it on myself to goto 600mg..doctor double prescribed so i took the bloody LOT !! Had uric test/liver test now down to 0.31mm…perfect..Told doc abut hitting the 600…ooh ..quick look in the book..oh max is 800mg so shall we put you on 500mg…NO !! I WANT TO BE ON 600mg..got it throu

    3) From not being able to walk downstairs unaided ( ankles/knees) i am now walking downstairs….My knee hardly bent at all before…now its much better although still not perfect…but it will come. Walked my dogs in pain ( some days couldnt walk at all)..last week walked for 2 hrs in wellington boots with my dogs !! Worried about parking to goto the shos in case it was too far….now dont worry at all.

    4) I have had flares during this time..but i know its crystals dissolving.

    5) Get on the Allo ASAP …you can do it with BP pills that i am on…and wait for the results to come over the next few months…i am living a life again !!!

    Good Luck

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