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So Far So Good

Friday, January 04, 2013

All is going well thus far...even with the massive amounts of chocolate, cookies and pies and cakes around for the rest of the household...I am sticking completely to my resolve to stay with this.

This is, partially, because I woke up with what seems to be the beginnings of gout. My big toe was hurting terribly for no reason and when I researched it, it seems that this is due to a build up of uric acid which is a by product of "rich foods" and obesity.

And I say, enough. So there isn't any yumminess that is going to sway me now--it's really scary to think I might be enjoying myself right into an early grave.

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BABYSTEPZ 1/4/2013 5:31PM

    Thanks for the info guys! It's definitely only a self-diagnosis, and I will definitely hit the dr if it seems like it just isn't getting better...In the meantime, I am going to hit the healthy route as I know that my weight and bad food habits won't be helping whatever it's just a wakeup call that I need to do SOMEthing better than I have been... emoticon

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ALISHAB3 1/4/2013 12:48PM

    My Dad takes a drug called 'allopurinol' for his gout. He also drinks tart cherry juice. He avoids foods high in purines (beef, beans, peanuts, oatmeal) I know that looks like a healthy list, but not for gout. I hope that you feel better soon. Hugs!

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JCLAMPS 1/4/2013 12:36PM


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NEVERMIND2010 1/4/2013 12:31PM

    Good for you for not giving in - it's so hard when the family is eating goodies around you. Keep it up!

I wouldn't self-diagnose gout. It could be any number of things. Gout is extremely painful. The joint will usually be red and swollen. Even the weight of a sheet on it would be too much. If it doesn't feel better soon, go to the doctor and have it checked out. (My dad has had gout for years. It was controlled with medicine for a long time, then he was able to go off it. It recently came back, though, but in his knee.)

Good luck with the toe, and keep resisting the sweets!

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