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ck85abc
05-04-2004, 12:12 PM
I have read a few articles about it. They say people that eat alot of:

"There are many reasons why an episode of gout will appear, including drinking too much alcohol or eating certain kinds of food rich in purines such as seafood, beans, sweetbreads, gravies and anchovies. "

Is tuna seafood. Do I really have to worry about this, or is this one of those things were this food will cause this, but you have to eat 2267 tons of it a year.

Will eating food with lots of purines cause gout, or does it make it worse if you have it?

Loose Cannon
05-04-2004, 12:34 PM
read this....

http://www.rheumatology.org.nz/nz08003.htm

ck85abc
05-04-2004, 12:46 PM
Ive read that article and ever other one like it on the internet. It really none of them explain anything about amount of intake. Just that these foods increase the chance of gout developing.

From the looks of it I don't have to worry. Since I eat red meat moderately, don't eat seafood(I don't think tuna is seafood) I drink lots of water. I don't over exercise. I have been and am still on my way of non being overweight.

Brosef
05-04-2004, 01:31 PM
Hah, how is tuna not seafood you schmucks.

damone
05-04-2004, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Evgeniy
Hah, how is tuna not seafood you schmucks.

lol

jessica simpson strikes again

AceRx
05-04-2004, 01:41 PM
So is Chicken of the Sea chicken or tuna??

ck85abc
05-04-2004, 03:04 PM
Reason I was considering tuna not seafood was because.

In a list I was looking at seafood consisted of muscles, scallops, craps, lobster, ect...

Then fish was in a different category.

The seafood was in the list of high amount of whatever chemical it is that promotes gout while fish was in the moderate level.

johnnyironboard
05-04-2004, 03:42 PM
Do you have gout? If you do I'll tell how to fix it.

ck85abc
05-04-2004, 05:08 PM
no, im only 21 and they say it usually happends in late 30-50's. I just don't want to get it.

After reading on it though I am not going to worry about it.

johnnyironboard
05-05-2004, 07:11 AM
It is usually genetic. Next time you get your blood work done see what your Uric acid levels are. 8.2 is when you get into trouble. 1000 mg of Panthonic acid, 1 Tablespoon of Black Cherry juice, and 8 to 10 g of Vitamin C per day should clear it up. Uric Acid is a major anti-oxidant so ALA,CoQ10, and Green Tea have been theorized to help as well. Alapurinol is a cheap and effective drug for it.

ShadowRydr
05-05-2004, 11:50 AM
I have Gout.

I tried for YEARS to use diet to control it, nothing worked. Like clockwork every 6mos or so I'd get an attack so bad I couldn't stand it. I couldn't walk, couldn't put a shoe on, and even the pressure of a bed sheet was enough to cause extreme pain.

My physician took Uric acid levels and they were normal. I finally went to a podiatrist during an attack, he took one look at my foot and said. "Gout."

He immediatly prescribed Allopurinol. Its cheap, a 60 day supply runs me about 15 bucks. I've been on it for 3 years and haven't had an attack since. I am religious about taking my daily pill, it's been a god send.

htown71
10-03-2009, 08:00 PM
I have Gout.

I tried for YEARS to use diet to control it, nothing worked. Like clockwork every 6mos or so I'd get an attack so bad I couldn't stand it. I couldn't walk, couldn't put a shoe on, and even the pressure of a bed sheet was enough to cause extreme pain.

My physician took Uric acid levels and they were normal. I finally went to a podiatrist during an attack, he took one look at my foot and said. "Gout."

He immediatly prescribed Allopurinol. Its cheap, a 60 day supply runs me about 15 bucks. I've been on it for 3 years and haven't had an attack since. I am religious about taking my daily pill, it's been a god send.

Hmmm, calling up an old thread....Have you had any occurences since this three months? I am on my second flair up in the last few months. I tried cherry pills as a preventative but apparantly that did not help. I read about taking Baking Soda on day three and it seems to not be helping at all. I really do not like having to take a prescription but this can be very hard to function normally with this flairing up alot. I do not drink in excess maybe once every couple of weeks I may have a few drinks, we eat more chicken than anything but oatmeal was a shocker, based on a low purine diet I think i will starve myself :) Curious if you are still around and how it is going. Or anyone else who has some experiance with gout.

dkemano42
10-03-2009, 08:06 PM
Hah, how is tuna not seafood you schmucks.

^^^ This....just sayin..

ShadowRydr
10-14-2009, 04:41 PM
Hmmm, calling up an old thread....Have you had any occurences since this three months? I am on my second flair up in the last few months. I tried cherry pills as a preventative but apparantly that did not help. I read about taking Baking Soda on day three and it seems to not be helping at all. I really do not like having to take a prescription but this can be very hard to function normally with this flairing up alot. I do not drink in excess maybe once every couple of weeks I may have a few drinks, we eat more chicken than anything but oatmeal was a shocker, based on a low purine diet I think i will starve myself :) Curious if you are still around and how it is going. Or anyone else who has some experiance with gout.


Hey, Actually im not around here much anymore, but did still get this email.

Still no gout attacks and I attribute it to the Allopurinol. Best damn little inexpensive miracle drug around. Quit suffering and get yourself on it. No attacks in years!

overbulkedguy
10-14-2009, 11:49 PM
I've had gout twice(srs). I can honestly say that it was easily the most painful thing I have ever experianced in my life(have had a tumor taken out of my right tibia/appendix almost burst ect.). Both my flair ups were completely random. IMO I think even though some of those could aid you in a flair up I don't think eating them or not eating them is going to cause anything.

powerfreak131
10-15-2009, 12:01 AM
I have Gout.

I tried for YEARS to use diet to control it, nothing worked. Like clockwork every 6mos or so I'd get an attack so bad I couldn't stand it. I couldn't walk, couldn't put a shoe on, and even the pressure of a bed sheet was enough to cause extreme pain.

My physician took Uric acid levels and they were normal. I finally went to a podiatrist during an attack, he took one look at my foot and said. "Gout."

He immediatly prescribed Allopurinol. Its cheap, a 60 day supply runs me about 15 bucks. I've been on it for 3 years and haven't had an attack since. I am religious about taking my daily pill, it's been a god send.

Right there with you with the exact same diagnosis. Allopurinol works for sure. I've also taken straight ACV, which has helped, probably mentally more than anything, when I "felt" an attack coming on.

Gout flat out sucks during an attack. A sheet, yes, a sheet, causes so much insane pain that you can't sleep. Rolling over, forget it. Slight bump against anything will make you cry. I still can't believe the pain it causes.

htown71
10-16-2009, 08:06 AM
Right there with you with the exact same diagnosis. Allopurinol works for sure. I've also taken straight ACV, which has helped, probably mentally more than anything, when I "felt" an attack coming on.

Gout flat out sucks during an attack. A sheet, yes, a sheet, causes so much insane pain that you can't sleep. Rolling over, forget it. Slight bump against anything will make you cry. I still can't believe the pain it causes.

Yeah, I bit the bullet had the DR prescribe it. Have had too many occurrences as of late where I am out the the gym for weeks at a time. She gave me something for the actual flair up and the Allopurinol for preventative after the current one goes away. Thanks for the advice on this extremely painful topic.

PickItUp
10-16-2009, 08:18 AM
Since I eat red meat moderately, don't eat seafood(I don't think tuna is seafood)

Agreed! Tuna is basically a land mammal.