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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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