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Comment from: Anmol, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 04

I am from India, purely vegetarian, extremely low intake of alcohol, still I had a gout attack at the age of 32.

Comment from: Samantha, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

My test revealed 7.9 uric acid level. I cut out alcohol, red meat, shellfish and other high-purine foods completely AND I began taking a highly-touted cherry extract supplement. After two months a new test revealed my uric acid level was exactly the same at 7.9.

Comment from: tonyccc, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

I have had gout for years, and tried just about everything without success. I reduced meat to a minimum, and stopped drinking alcohol altogether. I was having lots of fruit and vegetables and my gout was worsening. Finally I read something about excessive fructose increasing uric acid. I experimented reducing my fruit intake, and bingo! Within days I saw a dramatic improvement. Cherries are the only exception. I eat a lot of them when in season, with no ill effects.

Comment from: Marty49, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 10

I have had attacks for years, 2-3 a year. Colchicine worked very well especially if taken quickly when an attack first starts.

Comment from: mary, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 16

I have gout and have changed my diet to include low fat, low cholesterol, and no red meat or shell fish.

Comment from: Gkidney33@aol.com, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

No red meats. Chicken is good as well as veggies, soups, and milk.

Comment from: wiser now, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I believe I caused gout by taking the supplement Mega Red which is krill oil. I didn't realize that krill are shellfish - there is an advisory on the bottle.

Comment from: Chezzy111, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 30

For months now I have had stiff hands usually my middle three fingers including my wrists. Also affected are my heals and some areas of my feet. I thought I was getting arthritis. It didn't cross my mind that this could be gout because great toes are not affected. Visiting my GP who requested blood tests and prescribed Ibruprofen. I was mortified this is gout an old man's disease. However after weeks of not drinking alcohol and increasing my water intake not much has changed.

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