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    Boolit Master
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    Dealing with a flair up for the past few weeks.
    Place I get the Black Cherry Extract, just got some back in stock.
    I've tried Celery seed, but I didn't notice anything.
    I read someplace that a hot/warm water with baking soda soak helps pull out the crystals.
    I fill a bucket and soak till the water get cold.
    Doing it right now.
    Don't know if it will work, but it does help with the pain.
    One thing that I've tried, and others have also, that works well is "Solaray Total Cleanse Uric Acid"
    I've tried other brands, but the Solaray seems to work the best.
    Don't have any because it's kind of expensive.
    Drink water until you can't take any more.
    Then drink more when you can.
    Some of my triggers are..........
    Deli meats
    Coffee
    Shrimp, clams, crab, most shell fish.
    Caned ham
    Gout is such a pain.

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    After reading through this thread, and at this point in history,
    I'm learning that getting old certainly has a few drawbacks.
    Last edited by Winger Ed.; 02-08-2020 at 06:39 PM.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.

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    i have had occasional acute gout in the feet for 10 years, and always fixed it with indomethacin. last january i had severe swelling of left hand with intense pain. it was gout. now both middle fingers won't close into a fist, and other fingers range of motion is reduced. doc says it is chronic gout, with no good cure. getting old sux.

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    Indomethacin and allopurinol did not control my bouts. Feboxistat and my diet is agreeable. Ask your doc.
    Most of the tanks are gone and the windows don't rattle anymore. I won't be able to sleep now.

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    Got done withe the soak.
    It seems to help.
    Some of the swelling went down.
    Pain is way down.
    I can walk way better than this morning.
    It's still a little stiff, but much better.
    Might be something to this baking soda soak.
    Try it.
    It's cheap and easy.

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    I believe my main trigger is dehydration. I had a flare a couple of days ago that I can't pin down to anything. I've been on allopurinol since November, but when I get a flare I take colchicine for 3-4 days to take care of it.

    Colchicine is expensive on my Humana plan, but much less expensive with the Good RX discount; don't always assume your prescription plan will give you the best price on all drugs.

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    So it's been a few hours since my experiment with the baking soda soak.
    I very pleased with the results.
    Swelling has gone way down.
    Slight pain only when walking.
    Still feels a little stiff.
    Might not work for you, but it did do something for me.

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    I stick to a fairly strict diet. Daily meat is 4 to 6 oz, dairy equivalent of 2 oz of cheese(helps kidneys process purine better), two slices of bread(gluten causes swelling of joints so gout and arthritis will be worse if eaten in excess). Eat eggs, potatoes, oatmeal, pickles, etc to round out getting enough to eat.

    Before doing this when I'd have a flare up, I'd eat a teaspoon of baking soda. That helped. I do break the diet of a feast day.

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