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Kolitis
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   Posted 2/12/2012 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I did not notice any new discussions about Gout so I thought I would make a new one to hear/share experiences with Gout.
I have had Gout since 2008 and at first there were many flare-ups with numerous visits to the local ER. Fluid draining from both knees have been the standard protocol along with steroid and pain treatment. I've had Gout attacks in both ankles, both knees and in the wrist at times. Although I have been managing it with Allopurinol and diet, I am just getting another flare-up combined with a UC flare....getting better with Decadron and Prednisone at the moment. Anyone who wishes to share their personal experiences, treatments, etc....feel free.
King Kolitis

male, 42.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1996.

Diagnosed with Pyoderma Gangrenosum 2002.

Asacol 400mg x 8 per day.

Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet works best for me.

I take plenty of supplements as well.

Diagnosed with Gout 2008.

Allopurinol 100mg/day.

Flare-ups need Decadron and Prednisone.

Judy2
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   Posted 2/12/2012 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, King, from another UC sufferer. I've blessedly never had gout, but my nephew does. I know it can be very painful, and you have my sympathy for sure. Hopefully another gout-sufferer will be along to talk with you.
Ulcerative colitis diagnosed in 2001; symptoms as early as 1992. In remission since 2006 with Remicade.
Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids
Grave's disease successfully treated with radioactive iodine and now on Levothyroxine.
Type II diabetes induced by steroids.
Meds: Remicade, Colazal, Levothyroxine, Mobic, Metformin

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stkitt
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   Posted 2/12/2012 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Kolitis,
 
My husband had one episode of pseudogout which was diagnosised  by the Ortho drawing fluid from the joint and examining it microscopically.
 
In gout, uric acid crystals infiltrate joints and inflame them. In pseudogout, the crystals making their way into and around joints are calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate, CPPD. Just as uric acid crystals do, CPPD crystals inflame the joint and cause great pain.
 
Treatment for pseudogout is the same as for gout.
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Kolitis
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   Posted 2/12/2012 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear back, guys.....and thanks for the kind words, Judy2. I joined this site not too long ago (never joined one of this nature dealing with health issues) in hopes of sharing experiences and hear some other people's stories to ease my own thought of my state of dis-ease. I had read many posts and various topic and I must say that I really do not have it as bad as many others. It has also helped me therapeutically as well by talking about my ailments...I have found, in my experience that some people wish not to discuss these matters as it may makes them feel "embarrassed or ashamed"....but there is nothing to hide, we all get sick, we all have health problems (sooner or later) and we all will die (not to sound depressing). Anyway, bottom line- I am glad that I joined this site. :-)
King Kolitis

male, 42.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1996.

Diagnosed with Pyoderma Gangrenosum 2002.

Asacol 400mg x 8 per day.

Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet works best for me.

I take plenty of supplements as well.

Diagnosed with Gout 2008.

Allopurinol 100mg/day.

Flare-ups need Decadron and Prednisone.

Judy2
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 9363
   Posted 2/12/2012 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup. (Non-IBD-ers, you may want to stop reading here.) No one wants to hear about bloody diarrhea, do they?
Ulcerative colitis diagnosed in 2001; symptoms as early as 1992. In remission since 2006 with Remicade.
Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids
Grave's disease successfully treated with radioactive iodine and now on Levothyroxine.
Type II diabetes induced by steroids.
Meds: Remicade, Colazal, Levothyroxine, Mobic, Metformin

Moderator, thyroid forum

couchtater
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   Posted 2/12/2012 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My mother suffers from gout. She's on a mainance dose of 300mg of allapurinal. She also takes cranberry extract daily.
Joy

stkitt
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   Posted 2/12/2012 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Kolitis,
 
It is good to know you are glad you found HealingWell.  We do appreciate our new members and bringing up a topic that affects so many people was very nice to see. 
 
My husband's experience with gout landed him in the hospital for 3 days as his started in his foot and then spread to his knee.  His admission dx was cellulitis and he was given potent meds.  Ortho was the one who tapped his knee and made the final dx.  He has Crohn's  and had his first surgery for Crohn's 36 years ago.  He also has Osteoarthritis as do I so I understand your pain.

It is great to be a part of a community of people who understand what you are going through, so I hope that you will stay on with us. We are here to help and support, and look forward to getting to know you better.

Kindly,

Kitt

 
 
 
 
~~Kitt~~
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Kolitis
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   Posted 2/12/2012 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
A good read....


www.homeremediesforall.com/gout-diet-foods-to-avoid.html
King Kolitis

male, 42.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1996.

Diagnosed with Pyoderma Gangrenosum 2002.

Asacol 400mg x 8 per day.

Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet works best for me.

I take plenty of supplements as well.

Diagnosed with Gout 2008.

Allopurinol 100mg/day.

Flare-ups need Decadron and Prednisone.

Post Edited (Kolitis) : 2/15/2012 7:32:45 AM (GMT-7)


mscrowbar
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   Posted 2/13/2012 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never experienced gout myself but my brother and father in law do. My father in law says that he buys a bag of dried dark cherries and pops 3 or 4 of them in his mouth a few times a day and within two or three days the symptoms subside. I passed that info on to my brother who is the biggest skeptic I know. He bought the cherries and two days later he was better.

I know it sounds silly but it helped two people I know, so maybe it could help others.

The dark dried cherries are found with the raisins and other dried fruits in a regular food store.

If you try it, please, let me know how it did/did not work for you.

take care,
Denita

forum moderator/RA

Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, meniscus tears in left knee, Cancer survivor

Kolitis
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Date Joined Feb 2012
Total Posts : 57
   Posted 2/13/2012 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
mscrowbar said...
I have never experienced gout myself but my brother and father in law do. My father in law says that he buys a bag of dried dark cherries and pops 3 or 4 of them in his mouth a few times a day and within two or three days the symptoms subside. I passed that info on to my brother who is the biggest skeptic I know. He bought the cherries and two days later he was better.

I know it sounds silly but it helped two people I know, so maybe it could help others.

The dark dried cherries are found with the raisins and other dried fruits in a regular food store.

If you try it, please, let me know how it did/did not work for you.

take care,


Yes, I had tried the cherries and also the black cherry juice concentrate at the health food store. They are good to take for maintenance but for a full blown-flare, I need some strong drugs, ie. steroids and pain meds.
King Kolitis

male, 42.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1996.

Diagnosed with Pyoderma Gangrenosum 2002.

Asacol 400mg x 8 per day.

Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet works best for me.

I take plenty of supplements as well.

Diagnosed with Gout 2008.

Allopurinol 100mg/day.

Flare-ups need Decadron and Prednisone.

Quinny
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   Posted 2/14/2012 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I had osteoarthritis 6 years ago and had wished that someone would reach out to me to help me with the pain. Last 2 months, I had a relapse again. This time, I got lucky because my daughter reached out to me with a wonderful health drink. My pain went away very quickly. I am so thankful for that.
 
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    Respectfully,

    Kitt

    Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 2/14/2012 9:30:07 PM (GMT-7)


    Kolitis
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       Posted 2/15/2012 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
    Coffee Lovers.......


    www.streetdirectory.com/food_editorials/beverages/coffee/drinking_coffee_may_well_help_your_gout.html
    King Kolitis

    male, 42.

    Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1996.

    Diagnosed with Pyoderma Gangrenosum 2002.

    Asacol 400mg x 8 per day.

    Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet works best for me.

    I take plenty of supplements as well.

    Diagnosed with Gout 2008.

    Allopurinol 100mg/day.

    Flare-ups need Decadron and Prednisone.

    pmedic
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    Date Joined Nov 2009
    Total Posts : 1426
       Posted 2/18/2012 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
    My father had severe gout and after trying a few medications, he was then prescribed colchicine and it worked wonders for him.

    Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
    Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
    Dx: Crohns May 2008
    Avascular necrosis bilateral knees from Prednisone. Surgery on left knee was Oct 2011,
    No colon surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
    8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
    Currently on Lialda, Ambien, xanax(prn) D3, probiotic, Rowasa, B12, fish oi

    Kolitis
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    Date Joined Feb 2012
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       Posted 2/19/2012 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
    pmedic said...
    My father had severe gout and after trying a few medications, he was then prescribed colchicine and it worked wonders for him.

    Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!



    Thanks! Colchicine is effective, but for me it aggravates my UC....lol.
    King Kolitis

    male, 42.

    Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1996.

    Diagnosed with Pyoderma Gangrenosum 2002.

    Asacol 400mg x 8 per day.

    Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet works best for me.

    I take plenty of supplements as well.

    Diagnosed with Gout 2008.

    Allopurinol 100mg/day.

    Flare-ups need Decadron and Prednisone.

    Diagnosed with Hypogonadism 2007.

    Testosterone Injection 1cc/200ml every 2 weeks.

    skyehammer
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       Posted 3/17/2012 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
    Hi , I'm a new member from the UK .
    I've had Gout for about 22 years and in that time I've had it in every joint that I've got in my body it seems !
    Started in the toes , and over the years Gout has visited my ankles , knees , left hip , wrists , and elbows , and twice in all of those joints at the same time which is totally disabilitating [ I couldn't turn over in bed or push myself out of bed ] . That is very frightening .
    Colchicine is the ' miracle drug ' for me , but diclofenac is the drug I take every day now to control both gout and arthritis .
    Being male , I have never given birth , so I cannot comment on how painful it is , but if it's as painful as having gout in both knees so you cannot walk , then I take my hat off to all you mothers out there !

    stkitt
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       Posted 3/17/2012 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
    Gout is a form of arthritis -- an inflammation of the joints -- that causes sudden, severe attacks of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling in some joints. It usually affects one joint at a time although it can be in several joints at once.  As we do not have a forum dedicated to gout discussing it in the arthritis forums is a good idea.
     
    I am glad to read your medications work for you.  Thank you for sharing with us.  Your input is truly appreciated.
     
    Kindly,
    Kitt
     
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    winemaker
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       Posted 9/12/2014 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
    I'm having a flare up of gout this week - third since July. It is painful! I'm going the natural route and chowing down on cherries as much as possible - it's tough with them being out of season but I found organic cherry juice at Kroger so I'm using that. The meds are just scary with their side affects. I'm trying to drink more water but that's hard to do while working. I jog in the mornings so this is getting in the way of that. Male, 65, with a triple A. What else is coming my way?

    sfeinbe
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       Posted Yesterday 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
    I had my first gout flare-up in 2005. Since then, I had several more usually the big toe, but a finger or two sometimes flared. Over the years I found out that certain foods, drugs, or food supplements can cause a flare-up. In my case, I discovered three possible culprits.

    The first was the niacin supplement I was taking for HDL increase. I was taking it instead of the drug Niaspan, which my cardiologist recommended. Since I was taking it for cholesterol issues, I was forced to take it at pharmaceutical dosages 1500mg. a day. When I found out (on my own) that niacin could be one possible cause, I temporarily stopped it. Didn't help.

    The second was pistachio nuts. I read that they also raise HDL levels and, over a two year period, ate 1/4 cup a day of shelled, unsalted pistachio nuts, which raised my HDL levels from 43 to 57!! Unfortunately, when I temporarily stopped eating them, after finding out they also could exacerbate gout flare-ups, nothing happened.

    The third, and most surprising, was aspirin. I was taking 81mg (baby aspirin) every day after my heart attack/bypass surgery on the advice of my cardiologist. Once I found out that it could cause a flare-up, I temporarily stopped it. The ongoing flare-up I had (last year) went into remission. I've since stopped the aspirin regimen altogether, while continuing pistachios and niacin (though at only 500mg. as I've found other supplements that raise HDL very well). I haven't had ANY gout flare-ups since stopping the aspirin regimen and despite continuing the niacin and pistachios.

    The take-away? It may not be what you DO that helps, but what you STOP doing. Doctors may not be of much use as they simply don't usually know which drugs, food, or food supplements can cause a flare-up.
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