ARRRR, that hurts!  

reallyready46 62M
557 posts
8/4/2021 8:18 pm
ARRRR, that hurts!


So I have now discovered one of getting issues. Gout. I have heard of it before, never thought much about it, until I got it. And I really got it. So my left ankle has been swelling up and getting very painful walk on for the last few days. I thought I had pulled something, so the more I iced it the worst it got. Seen my Foot and ankle Dr today and he informs me its Gout. Oh and by the way, putting ice on it made it worst because the uric acid present got to crystalize with the cold.
There are days its just not fun getting old.....

8 August, thanks all for giving some ideas. I am trying the cherry juice. Also looks like I need to cut out complex sugars from the diet. good bye my 7up. Its a start and I guess its another journey I need to take.

jajo696 66F
4040 posts
8/6/2021 1:07 am

Lots n lots n lots of water with lemon or lime juice. i have it too....and when i feel the toe flaring up...i up the water intake. Clear urine is the goal. And yes....cherry juice. Much luck to you ~~


reallyready46 replies on 8/6/2021 7:01 pm:
Why thank you. I have started doing some research, but so much seems to set it off and people are telling me different things about what not to eat.

secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
8/5/2021 2:07 am

I know someone who has been suffering from gout flare ups since he was 40. Natural cherry juice does help, it breaks down the build up of uric acid.


reallyready46 replies on 8/5/2021 8:56 am:
Why thank you for that tip! I will try that today.

author51 58F  
126331 posts
8/4/2021 11:30 pm

My ex had Gout and he said it was one of the most painful things to endure in his life. Watch your diet as that has a lot to do with it..xoxo


reallyready46 replies on 8/5/2021 8:57 am:
I have been, but its so hard for me to give up seafood

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