By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-02-15 17:35:58 -0600
Started 2012-02-15 07:51:17 -0600

I just had my first gout flare up, it was pain from h…ll !! can someone tell me a bit more about it and the diet for it. keeping in mind I am diabetic on pills, I have tried to loss weight, but only mantained. have allergies to raw foods ( fruits, nuts, legumes) . I am at the point where all I can do is drink water…and give up food…??? please send some advise my way…thanks.

4 replies

DeanaG 2012-02-15 17:35:58 -0600 Report

My husband suffers with Gout. As long as he eats a lot of green veggies it stays quiet. Since I was diagnosed with Diabetes we have been eating a lot more so it hasn't reared it's painful head. If he eats a lot of red meat without eating green veggies it gets very painful.

Lori Sawin
Lori Sawin 2012-02-15 16:57:52 -0600 Report

My room mate has it. Her flare UPS are from penuts, pork, and peas. Hard to belive. As they say we are what we eat.

Jeanae 2012-02-15 11:35:27 -0600 Report

Read the articles jayabee recommended and then experiment. I have gout but since I gave up eating red meat I have not had any flare ups. My friend has gout and her triggers are dark green veggies. My mother-in-law has gout and it is because of her meds. Good luck. Prayers for healing and no pain.

jayabee52 2012-02-15 08:20:31 -0600 Report

I am sorry you experience that. I understand it is painful. I think my younger brother said he had gout, but he or his wife hasn't said anything about it recently.

I looked it up online and Mayo clinic has a multi-page article about gout (aka Gouty Arthritis - you also might want to ask the folks at arthritis connect about it) From the brief abstract on Google about the article it says it covers what to eat. The Mayo Clinic article may be found here ~ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gout/DS00090

I pray this helps you in getting the relief you need.