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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by NOKYAI » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:00 pm

Stop not stomp......don't you just love spell checks!
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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by thecolonel » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:02 pm

Thought it was the cider talking!

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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by NOKYAI » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:03 pm

I wish! I'm in the UK until the w/e and still at work :-(
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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by thecolonel » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:09 pm

Yeah but you'll still be there 1 week before me! On a more serious note, people often talk about 'beer' and gout, but do they mean the bottled lager stuff as well or just like proper bitter and traditional ale? Otherwise it's sounds like it's Vodka & Apple juice for me

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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by Spitfire » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:55 pm

If you are concerned about gout then increase your intake of vitamin C as gout is a build up of uric acid in joints and vitamin C helps dispel it.
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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by huahin4ever » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:47 am

I drink Tart Cherry juice. It's pricy but good for you for many other reasons too, just google it. It is one of those Superfoods they talk about. I buy it at Villa, but it is around 379 for 1 bottle!
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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by thecolonel » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:03 pm

Villa?

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Post by huahin4ever » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:25 am

thecolonel wrote:Villa?

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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by uncle tom » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:22 pm

I use Allopurinol, which is quite expensive in Europe, but here I get a generica (Alloric) for 2 Baht per 100mg tablet.
I've been on Allopurinol since March and my gout is GONE!

Forget the old wives tales and mumbo jumbo about what to eat or not to drink - this stuff works, and without any lifestyle adjustments.

Only caveat is that the dosage has to be calculated from the results of occasional blood tests - get the dosage wrong and the drug can have the opposite effect, or so I'm told..
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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by thecolonel » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:27 pm

Interesting, and you buy(and get tested for) this in HH? Also would be interested to know if you can take this as prevention or must only be taken on flare up?

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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by uncle tom » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:51 pm

For me, my UK doctor did a blood test and then put me on 100mg/day. Two months later I had another blood test, and on the basis of that, my doctor reckoned 200mg/day would be better. I've had another blood test and will see my doctor soon before heading back to Thailand.

My impression is that this is a textbook exercise as far as my doctor is concerned, so a Thai doctor should be able to follow the same procedure.

I have Diclofenac to deal with any gout symptoms, and have only used it twice since I started the Allopurinol - once was a small twinge after my birthday bash, when I ate a 56oz steak, and the other time when I forgot to take the medcation one day and tried to catch up over the following two days - see-saw dosage seems to be a bad thing to do..
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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by pitsch » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:28 pm

thecolonel wrote:Interesting, and you buy(and get tested for) this in HH? Also would be interested to know if you can take this as prevention or must only be taken on flare up?

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If the uric acid is too high, you should take it before you get a gout attack. If you take it too late the attack might even get worse.

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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by NOKYAI » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:15 am

uncle tom wrote:For me, my UK doctor did a blood test and then put me on 100mg/day. Two months later I had another blood test, and on the basis of that, my doctor reckoned 200mg/day would be better. I've had another blood test and will see my doctor soon before heading back to Thailand.

My impression is that this is a textbook exercise as far as my doctor is concerned, so a Thai doctor should be able to follow the same procedure.

I have Diclofenac to deal with any gout symptoms, and have only used it twice since I started the Allopurinol - once was a small twinge after my birthday bash, when I ate a 56oz steak, and the other time when I forgot to take the medcation one day and tried to catch up over the following two days - see-saw dosage seems to be a bad thing to do..

I'm on the same, 100mg Alupurinol daily just about holds it at bay, if I have had a bit of a session on the beer, I might need a couple of diclofenic to bring it back under control.
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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by NOKYAI » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:16 am

Or if I have hit the Dusit seafood buffet I might take 200mg Alupurinol
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Re: Gout, Arthritis or something else?

Post by handdrummer » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:15 pm

huahin4ever wrote:I drink Tart Cherry juice. It's pricy but good for you for many other reasons too, just google it. It is one of those Superfoods they talk about. I buy it at Villa, but it is around 379 for 1 bottle!
that's cheaper than having gout. if you have gout why would you want to keep eating and drinking the things that gave you gout? doesn't make sense to me. :idea:

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