You've Got To be Kidding...I Have Gout!!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Johnny Fila, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I wake up this morning and my big left toe is killing me. well, right behind it really. so i try doing my daily work routine, but the foot pain is just not going away and if I put pressure on it, wow!!!!!!!!!wee!!!!! so I don't know aht the hell is going on except that I can barely walk and even putting my shoe on is killing me. so I call a podiatrist and he asks me a few questions and he says "sounds like you've got gout".
    so I google it and sure enough I fit the dang symptoms.
    granted, I gotta go see the doctor on Tuesday.
    I'm hoping it goes away as quick as it came.

    anyone ever have this?
  2. Time Divider

    Time Divider Guest

    Apr 7, 2005
    Lay off the red meat for awhile. That's what I've heard, anyway.
  3. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I don't eat that much red meat.
    I have a feeling what it is............
  4. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Man that's crazy! The last time I heard about gout was when I was reading a Benjamin Franklin biography.
  5. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    certain painkillers are suspect also ie: advil

    btw dont use advil

    good luck . hopefully it's just your workload/ calouses ...
  6. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    really? I've been taking advil for over a weak now for something else?

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Hope you feel better John. :)
  8. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    What is with me these past 3 weeks? I get back from vacation and fall to pieces.
    Thanks for the kind words.
  9. Bass_noobzor


    Sep 2, 2005
    wow that sucks dude, but u think you got it bad lol i have had
    pericarditis 3 times in the past year and a bit.. it's rare to get it once, but 3 times and at the age of 17 the doctors have no clue why i keep getting it.. The first time i got it i almost died my Ekg showed that i was suffering a massive heart attack and they where going to air lift me to sick kids hospital in toronto, except ambulance was faster at the time.. i have to see a specialist to see why i keep getting this, but anyways good luck with ur gout, my gf's mom's bf had gout

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    You probably need to listen to more Metallica ;) :D
  11. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I hope you get better. hang in there.
    what exactly is pericarditis (sounds like some sort of inflamation of the heart?)
  12. Found this on line. (See below.) It does mention red meat. Interesting. I've got similar problems in both of my big toe joints, but I've been under the impression that it is Osteo-arthritis, since I'm getting it in my thumb joints. :spit: I'll have to look into this more. The toes really hurt at times, even to move them. Feels like I'm trying to crack the "knuckle", but can't. Don't look forward to the test to find out, though; "Diagnosis of gout involves inserting a needle into the affected joint and drawing a sample of the fluid that lubricates the joint (called synovial fluid). "

    Here's the whole thing if anyone wants to read it, otherwise there's a prevention quote below. Good luck, man! Welcome to "middle-age"! :scowl:

    Prevention is the best defense against gout. Medication (e.g., small doses of NSAIDs, colchicine, allopurinol [Zyloprim®], probenecid) may prevent continued accumulation of uric acid in the joints and further attacks. Avoiding alcohol and rich foods that are high in purine (e.g., scallops, sardines, red meat, sweetbreads, gravy, cream sauces) also may help to prevent the condition.

    Other preventative measures include the following:

    Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
    Exercise regularly
    Maintain a healthy diet and healthy body weight
    See a physician regularly
  13. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    Yeah goto the doctor and get some prescription pills for it.

    My dad had real bad gout. In the morning he couldn't move his fingers at all he'd have to bend the joints using his wrist to try to losen them a bit. But since he prescribed himself ( he's a doc ) some of the pills once he got kidney stones its pretty much completely undetected, and he eats a lot of red meat still.
  14. So...what was the medication that did all that? (and it's not just red meat; I'm sure it's quite a combination of things that will eventually bring it on.)
  15. Bass_noobzor


    Sep 2, 2005
    pericarditis is an inflamation of the paracardium sac ( sac that surronds your heart ) anyways it get's inflammed and your heart rubs against it when it beats.. Sometimes a lot of fluid will build up between the sac and the heart ( got it pretty bad the first time ) i almost had to have surgery to remove it.. also sometimes the inflamation from the sac can move to the heart, so your heart becomes inflamed
  16. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Stop doing Atkins (if you're doing it right now).
    Avoid acidic diet (red meat, cheese etc.) and try to switch to alkaline (most vegetables etc.).
  17. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    I don't know the medications name. I can ask him later tonight though. He also says if he forgets to take it for a couple days he starts to feel it again. He might have a uncommonly good effect from the meds.. I dunno.
  18. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    My father has been on Atkins for quite some time and it's only helped his gout. Because of Atkins he's been able to quit his diuretics, which of course would alleviate the gout.

    As for red meat: it's said that it affects gout. I haven't heard of any study that claims that it improves gout, so I'd just follow everyone else and not eat any. The reason they don't recommend it is because it increases uric acid production which is linked to gout.

    Advil: this should be ok. Some painkillers are said to be bad, but anti-inflammatory medications are fine and usually recommended.

    Alcohol: Not good :(

    Dealing with the pain: Make sure you drink lots of fluids. Try elevating your foot. Anything that dehydrates you and/or causes you to urinate (ie: Alcohol aka diuretics) is going to cause you trouble.

    This advice is coming from a Neurologist, not a Podiatrist. Ericman detects high levels of coolness in you, so if you're interested I can have her talk to you directly or try to put you in contact with a Podiatrist (not because I believe she's more qualified, but because everyone loves advice when it's free).
  19. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yep, hops! Just the smell of beer makes my toes ache. Wine has no effect. Drink a lot of water. You'll probably get indomethcin(sp?) from your doc.
  20. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    and as far as welcome to middle age, I've been avoiding that for my whole life and here I am. :D