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Midnight SmokerMidnight Smoker Posts: 273
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I think my life might be over!!! Been battling gout for the last three weeks and I have come to the more of the above!!!! God help me! And considering that I live in shrimp life is over! LOL.....But I can not and will not put myself through this pain again! I have had small bouts for the last four or five years, but this last one was a MAJOR KILLER! So....on to the meds and away from the good least for a year....until the Allipurinol kicks in. And on top of that....I LOST my sense of smell and taste........I'm falling apart!!! Anyone want to buy four EGGS.....KIDDING!!!! NEVER happen.....


  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    Wow. I can only think of ONE thing worse .... but this is a family forum, so I won't mention it. :(

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    Actually, red wine and red meat are worse than almost anything. Although both of my gout attacks were triggered by Papa John's meat lovers pizzas. LOL. There aren't many things more painful. I had surgery on the great joint of my big toe to clean out the crystals and it felt so good I never took a pain pill afterward. It's been a couple of years and the major change I made was drinking more anti-oxidents(unsweetened cherry juice, green tea) along with fish and flaxseed oil. I haven't had a probelm since. People who have never experienced gout have NO idea how painful it is.
  • I feel your pain. Just finished another mega-dose of prednisone to ease swelling and pain in my ankles and knees and increase to 300mg daily of Allopurinol. Pain is miserable. If you're much like me, your diet is like a laundry list of things NOT to eat if you suffer from gout. Good luck.

  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    Wow man. That's horrible. Hope you get it straighened away. I can't imagine and I don't want to experience it. Sounds rough as hell.

    On the plus side if you mess something up on the EGG you won't taste it. You'll only be able to judge by the looks on other folks faces as they eat the food. ;>

    Does the sense of taste and smell come back?
  • Lost your sense of smell and taste? ... ... wow.. I'm not even sure what to say. I'm sorry, hang in there... Well it might be a good time to start a tofu diet! :p
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope in time you get better. Tim :)
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,002
    i would cut the toe off :ermm: is it the medicine stopping taste and smell
  • WillieWillie Posts: 132
    Sorry about your gout, it hurts like hell. Get some Black Cherry Pills from a health food store, and take one or two every day. They work and are not expensive.
    Good Luck
  • fishlessman wrote:
    i would cut the toe off :ermm: is it the medicine stopping taste and smell

    No, I lost my sense of smell from getting hit in the ose with a halyard from a sailboat! No break.....just lost the senxe of smell and in turn my taste. The ENT Doc syas it should come back slowly....thank God! It's pretty freaky not being able to smell makes telling if mlk bad a VERY dicey job.....especially if you can't taste as!!!
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