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11/12/12 8:11 A

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note to Jibbie. I eat 1.5 lbs of meat minimum daily, and have no issues. I do have to limit sugars, including fruit, and cheeses.

I don't think meat is the problem. I think it is what we eat with the meat dishes. Things like gravy, or sugared tea to wash it down.

I am almost to 8 months now,and low carb seems to be working. I also eat lots of mushrooms, with no problem.

Does anyone think that they just randomly asked gout sufferers what they ate, and whatever the majority ate, they said to get rid of. It seems that way to me. The #1 thing that triggers a gout attack for me is pop. They now admit diabetes and gout are linked, but won't explain it in more detail. I think sugar is the common denominator.

Of course, my opinion means nothing..lol, but 8 months without an attack, and enjoying meat by the lb., is good enough for me. I also initially cut my mushrooms, and meat, and had more attacks I wouldn't then say that if you add meat and mushrooms, that will help gout. I just think that there isn't much interest, or money, in fixing gout, so no one cares. The doctor gave me one sheet of paper on what gout is, and how to handle it. I told him to keep the paper, and just be more blunt, and just say " Go F--- yourself! ". Luckily, it wasn't my regular doctor...lol He did laugh, and tell me that he really has no idea, and that is what they have for info.

I never realized that so many people have gout. No one talks about it much, unless you tell them you have it. Maybe it is because it sound like an STD? He also said that most patients, same as with diabetes just manage the disease, and are lucky to go 6 months between attacks. Since low carb got me off my diabetes meds, I decided to stick with it, and hope to get to the point that I could have an attack once every 6 months, not every week or two.

Like with diabetes, i just think they are wrong in what they think. Please share with us how cutting your meat works for you. Whatever works is great, right. I just think that the more people experiment, the more idea we have of what can work.

As Woubbie said.. dehydration is a huge cause of attacks. I also only eat red meat on Sundays, and only 12 ozs- 1 lb then.

Hope you feel better soon.

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11/6/12 7:56 A

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Oh, no! Make sure to get a lot of water too and avoid anything that has a lot of fructose in it. Is red meat your usual trigger?

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11/6/12 12:24 A

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I had an attack today and I know I just have to stop eating meat since they have purines.

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10/25/12 7:52 P

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First, I'm glad you've been pain free for so long and have a pretty good idea of your triggers. And second, I'm really glad that you posted your good news here for everyone to see!

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RUSSELL_40's Photo RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
10/25/12 3:21 P

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I'm not sure if I had a major gout issue. I started having pain last September. I was diagnosed in December, and put on Allopurinol. I had a bunch of attacks in January, then 2 in February, and my last one in March.. on the 20th.

It has now been 7 months, and my Uric acid levels were low, last time they checked them. I take Lasix, and am now wondering if dehydration was a major cause of my gout. I have upped my water, eat low carb. I know sugar caused me to have attacks. Cheese doesn't seem to be a problem, but fruit was. Pop was the worst.

Whatever the reason, I am just glad that I am not in pain. I still expect to wake up in pain at night, but hoping if it happens, it is a rare event.

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