Acute Gouty Arthritis

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blee77
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   Posted 7/10/2006 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  Hello everyone, I'm new and looking for answers to acute gouty arthritis that my husband is suffering terribly with at this time. He is one of those multi sufferers who have it in 3-4 different places at one time. It has almost made him bedfast. It hasn't let up ---its continued for 7 weeks now. He may have 12 hours of feeling 1/2 way decent and then it comes on in another area; with a vengence.  He is on his second round of predisone in 3 weeks.  He can't get started on a med called Allpurinol unless the gout is entirely gone.  I heard eating cherries or cherry products may produce a good reaction to the uric acid levels in his body but don't know if this is true or not.  Any one have any ideas???? Thanks

CaMama
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   Posted 7/14/2006 12:06 AM (GMT -7)   

I think we had a discussion about cherries once before......

I am not experienced in gout and am interested in hearing some replies to your question.

I hope your husband starts feeling better soon.

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erin.K
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   Posted 7/14/2006 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, cherry juice in particular I believe people have used for helping gout.
I'm going to look in my texts for some easy @ home interventions for gout & get back to you.
Do take care,
erin
Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


erin.K
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   Posted 7/14/2006 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Okay, if he's having extreme pain...he has the option of going to the ER where they could administer IV Colchicine.

Don't let him have aspirin or Excedrin.  Narcotics and aspirin free NSAIDs work best for the Gout pain.

Have him increase his fluid intake to at least 3 Liters per day or around that.  This will preventthe risk of developing kidney stones related to any meds he's already on for Gout.

Bedrest is ideal because any stressful or demanding activity can aggrevate & prolong this attack.

Be sure to keep the bed linens off of his feet.

Any citrus fruits/pure juices/extracts from citrus or cherries is great.

But if he's really truly suffering & cannot stand it...the ER might be a good idea for powerful meds to at least make him comfortable.

Take care.

erin


Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


Hey Hubby
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   Posted 7/14/2006 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Blee77, welcome to Healing Well.

Yes, there have been many discussions on the benefits of cherry juice, extract and the such on the forum. Cherry juice, if drunk on a regular basis, does help with gouty Arthritis. Help being a relative term as your husbands mileage may vary. Others have taken cherry extract tables and report doing fine on them.

If I may suggest, and I'm not a doctor or in the medical profession, just my own experience, you might check the amount of caffeine your husband consumes, either coffee or sodas, I've found that to be a problem. Also, I would suggest that he drink plenty of liquids. Perhaps that would calm things down for him. Thats my two cents.

I'm curious about the statement: "He can't get started on a med called Allpurinol unless the gout is entirely gone." Perhaps its because of the current attack that your doctor wouldn't start him on Allopurinol? Or the predisone? Curious.

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downupside
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   Posted 12/25/2006 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Black cherry juice.  You know, the really bitter, hard to drink cause it's so thick, makes your tongue curl, black cherry juice.  yeah One big 8 ounce swig of that stuff, and you won't care if your gout is screamin'.

But, guess what, it works!  

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