gout and arthritis

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   Posted 9/28/2005 3:09 AM (GMT -6)   
my condition is worsening day by day.. I have been living with arthritis for the last few months and now its become gouty too. Now I have to control my diet too but it has become so difficult to even take a few steps. Has anybody felt like this before . Any suggestions . I need help.

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   Posted 9/28/2005 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is an extract from the "Gout" page of my website:
The condition could last for hours, days (or even weeks in extreme cases) before subsiding.
Some foods that should be avoided include offal foods, red meats and shellfish. Beer and wine should also be avoided. Home treatment should include rest with the affected area being elevated. It is also helpful to drink plenty of water - if possible as much as 3.5 litres (6 pints) a day.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 10/8/2005 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had similar problems, but not due to gout (at least I wasn't told it was.)
I don't have a lot to offer in suggestions, just empathy and support.
I can say, once you know what you need to do to help yourself, get the help and support of family and friends to get you through this time of need - offer to 'owe' them later for help in car rides, meals, shopping, or whatever you might need right now and can't do for yourself.  Accept that you need to stop and take care of yourself now and be wary of depression settling in. I became very depressed and it went untreated for a long time, being immobile, in pain, and depressed for long periods of time can make you a little crazy.
Good luck, I hope you are feeling better since your first post.

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