Gout wth!!!!

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  1. royinidaho

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    Gloom dispair and agony on me!!!!!!

    I got GOUT in my left thumb!!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Way more uncomfortable/painful than spleen + gall bladder + kidney removal added up!!!

    Worst part is I CAN'T squeeze the rear bag.

    Gettin' old flat sux........:rolleyes:
     
  2. digger11

    digger11 Well-Known Member

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    Unbelievably painful. I get it in my foot once in a while.
    See your doc and get the pills,,,don't forget to take em.
     

  3. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Geeze Roy...

    You need to watch your diet more closely. Too rich a diet causes gout. Lay off the prime rib and eat fish....lol:D
     
  4. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    Roy,

    I hope you recover soon.....Fall is fast approaching.
     
  5. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    I hear you. Hope it gets containable / acceptable.
    Hope for better days......
     
  6. Joel Russo

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    Shoot left handed and squeeze the bag with your right hand...lightbulb
     
  7. chas3stix

    chas3stix Well-Known Member

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    Join the club,Roy. I've had gout for almost 15 years. It is controllable. You are right it sucks to have gout. Getting old ain't for sissies....:) Usually my flare-ups attack my feet or wrist. Hang in there.
     
  8. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Pullin' for ya, Roy...
     
  9. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Well-Known Member

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    Mine flare up once in a while on my right foot... it sucks. Low purine diet will help.
     
  10. MOFlatlander

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    I did the gall bladder deal and the kidney thing. At least when that's over it's over. Gout can and probably will come back and the gout medicine can be bad for your remaining kidney. The same things that can cause gout can cause kidney stones. They're real fun. Had one in elk camp one year.---down the mountain to the hospital for two days. Got out and shot a bull with my muzzle loader that evening. When a gout or kidney stone attack is over it's over---until the next attack. +1 on the low purine diet.
     
  11. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    If you'll run 30 miles every day....you'll forget about the GOUT!!
     
  12. jlamb

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    Good luck. I found that if I cut out shrimp, crab and lobster the flare ups went away. Try Allopurenol. I keeps mine under control...
     
  13. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    2nd that!!!! I love all of that stuff, just had to lay off of it!! Take the little pink pill at night an drink plenty of water!! Allopurinol is a God send!! It works!!
     
  14. mtwarych

    mtwarych Well-Known Member

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    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Please go to the Dr. and find out if you really have gout or something more sinister.
    My father had gout so therefore I figured the owwies that I was feeling was the gout. I fooled myself for about 20 years. I found out that I have severe rhumatiod arthritis and a few other select named things.
    As of now I have very few joints that don"t need replacement and I can't afford the super meds to stop RA. I can't afford the joint replacents either.
    I have no real life now and it appears that my life won't be getting any better.
    I have a hard time shooting, flyfishing, walking, dishes etc. etc.
    I am only 51 years old and I am useless as compared to what I used to do.
    Take care of yourself. JW