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 to 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:
- Gout is personal. It affects everybody in different ways, and what works for one person might not work for another
- 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.
For quick gout help, I provide a GoutPal search box near the top of every page. So please type a brief question into the search box.
Gout Help Update
This page was the starting point for frequently asked questions about gout. But as you can see, I have moved to a new personal gout help website. So, I have also reorganized common gout questions. Therefore, you should start with Questions for Gout Sufferers.
However, I still have some general help topics to move. So, I have retained this gout help index. Those gout help topics are:
- What Are Purines?
- Discussions and news items that explain what purines are. This helps you know what choices you need to make about purines in your gout diet. Then helps you choose healthy gout food that is best for your gout.
- Gout Remedies Help
- Gout Symptoms Help & Debates
- Gout Symptoms Help lets you find current debates about gout symptoms, causes, or diagnosis.
Gout Remedies FAQ. What’s the best remedy for gout in foot? Which gout cures are fastest? Do natural cures for gout work? And many many more gout remedies.
Leave Gout Help to read Questions for Gout Sufferers.
Find more (see gouty search hints).