By griz104 Latest Reply 2010-03-22 07:05:39 -0500
Started 2010-03-20 13:05:18 -0500

Well yesterday i went to see my Dr. and this time i found out that my Uric Acid was sky high and is what is likely causing what i have been told for many years what was Arthritis now could be Gout!! So once again my diet has to totally change and i am researching what i am supposed to be eating and what i am not supposed to be eating..Every thing that i liked as far as veggies and such i find out i am not supposed to have.. But just like when he told me that i had Diabetes i have to find out what foods to have and what not to have..I asked if i could go to a Nutritionist and learn about what i should be having and what i should not have and the answer i got was that is could find all that out on the Internet!! Big help..So what i am wondering is if there are others bothered by the same problem on here and if so what you have done to change your diet??

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griz104 2010-03-22 06:37:32 -0500 Report

Jayabee.. i know exactly what you are saying! How can you fix one problem without aggravating the other? I have never ate a lot of meat but do eat quite a bit of fish.. Trout being one of them! now i read where trout is a No No..I love Spinach and have now found out that it is one of the foods to be avoided..I am beginning to wonder if i should just give up eating all together?? I have all ready made a appointment with another Doctor as i now feel it's time to change.. The one i have now is the same one who when i moved from Tn. and told him that i had Diabetes dismissed it at the time.. then 6 months later went nuts because my reading were high!! Only then did he give me the meds needed!! I just don't get the feeling he really cares about the Patient and is more worried about getting his money..That is sad as he is really doing nothing for a whole lot of people..The info that Mays has given me has already helped a great deal!! That's why this place is so great!! Thanks to all who have responded!!

MAYS 2010-03-22 07:05:39 -0500 Report

griz104, … I am glad that I could be of some help to you with the information and links provided, being a diabetic requires that you take control of your life as you and so many others are now doing and showing positive results, if not you increase the risk of having a painful, complicated life or no life at all !
Find a doctor who is at the least, willing to listen and if unable to help or answer your question(s) will be willing to send you to a specialist, continue to do what's right for yourself and take care of yourself.

imsuzie2 2010-03-20 18:29:54 -0500 Report

This is a hard one Griz. For a week they thought I might have gout, but didn't. I just remember salty had to be restricted, and no more anchovies or green beans…but when I was told no…didn't really have much time to check it out.

I'm sorry the doctor was so uncaring. Are you able to insist on an appt with a dietitian? And, I am sure the links Mays gave you will be helpful. Good luck

jayabee52 2010-03-20 16:06:06 -0500 Report

I have had a similar problem. I have chronic kidney disease and the diet for that is nearly opposite from a good diabetic diet. For that Kidney diet i need to stay away from whole grains, dairy, and any fruit or vegetable which has a lot of potassium in it. And I need to limit protein.

Where my problem is different, my nephrologist sent me to a dietician where we went through what I should be eating with the restrictions of my two major diseases.

And my bride, Jem, she's diabetic, and has problems with kidney disease, lungs, stomach and joints. Each problem has its own suggested diet.

It is interesting eating in our household to be sure. And since I am sighted, i am the cook. Sometimes I get rather frustrated and feel like throwing up my hands and saying to heck with it.

griz104 2010-03-20 14:05:47 -0500 Report

Mays.. Thank you very much!! Will check them out..Yes like you i thought the answer was very unprofessional also!! Was just thinking that it is time to look for a new Doctor.. Being from a small town they aren't easy to find!

MAYS 2010-03-20 13:15:47 -0500 Report

This is not an issue of mine but these links may be of some help to you, I wish you the best in your research, that answer and attitude that you received was very unprofessional.

Add foods that contain celery extracts or you can get them in a form of a capsule from your health food shop. Celery is a natural anti-inflammatory. It also reduces the uric acid levels in the body.

Best of luck !