32 Year Old with Gout for the Past 8 Years - Help!
I have had gout 8 years. I am 32 years old. i have been misdiagnosed several times because of my age. The doctors i have been to in the U.S have not helped me much. originally they put me on allinpurnal 100mg, then they gave me 300mg. That worked for about 6 months. Then they gave me colchicine to get rid of the gout. well the allinpunal wasn't working and i was tired of getting the gout so i started taking the colchicine daily to prevent gout. It worked for about 3 months, then i started taking 0.6 mg twice a day. That worked for another 3 months. The problem with that is once i got a gout attack i could not take the colchicine to get rid of the acute attack.So they put me on indomethacin to help with the gout. The gout started progressively getting worse and more frequent about 2 years ago. Now i get the gout every 4 days and it can last up to 2 weeks. I have recently tried natural remedies such as Brolmein, vitamin C , vitamin B5, vitamin E, and potassium pills. I also tried celery seed, devil's claw, and black cherry juice. The black cherry juice was a success, but it was short lived, it worked an several attacks. For maybe about 7 months but now that does not work anymore! Its almost like my body becomes immune to the remedies. Is this possible? I have also tried your baking soda remedy, it seemed to do OK. but i was worried about high blood pressure from continued use? Finally about 6 months ago i changed my diet to NO red meat, NO seafood, and eliminating foods with high purines in them. Still no success, I cant work because of the gout, cant enjoy foods, and have nearly no social life due to being bedridden 4 days a week!! I have read several of your posts and thought i would email you direct. Is there anything else i can do?? PLEASE email me back if there is anything else i can do. Should i try to go back on the baking soda 3 times a day?? If so do i try it with apple cider vinegar?? PLEASE help???
Wauchope, Nsw Australia
Asheville, North Carolina