Keith’s GoutPal Story 2020

Here is my quick introduction to this website for 2020.

In the past, Gout-Pal.com has been the interactive face of GoutPal.com. So you will still see lots of personal gout discussions. Which support the facts I publish on my main gout information website.

But since I learned how to manage gout properly, I’ve had to reorganize how my sites work. Because I’m changing GoutPal.com to be a resource for you. So this website will become my personal gout space. Where I will…


Keith’s GoutPal Story

  • Describe key points in GoutPal history.
  • Explain my personal approach to some gout management choices.
  • Review old discussions with respect to my latest gout support services

Please note that my main priority is GoutPal.com. Because I want that to be the best resource for all gout sufferers. So you can learn general gout facts there. Then we can work together on personal gout learning projects.

In future, I’ll add some personal highlights. And maybe some humour from the world of gout. But I prefer to focus on how I can help you. So please use the Feedback form on each page to tell me your gout stories.


Remember that this website still contains some interesting and useful gout discussions. So before I move them to the new gout forum, here are some of the topics that remain very popular…

Stevia (Purvia)- what effect does this have on uric acid/gout? March 25, 2020Stevia (Purvia)- what effect does this have on uric acid/gout?In an attempt to lower my sugar intake, I have added Stevia (also known as Purvia) to my diet.  It is mainly my intake of SOBE WATER (0 calorie) that has me concerned.  I have experienced Gout for several years now, but it usually comes only once per year and stays for less than a week.  ... continue reading ...

About GoutPal’s Old Gout Forum July 28, 2018About GoutPal's Old Gout ForumThe gout forum has now moved to GoutPal.net. Old gout discussions here are still very useful. For best personal gout help use my new gout support forum. continue reading ...

should I buy a home UA tester? July 28, 2018should I buy a home UA tester?I've read the different posts about people using the test meters.  I have good insurance and get a uric acid test about monthly with my rheumatologist, so it's not a question about money. I just wonder if I should be doing more frequent testing to see if I can understand if different activities are changing ... continue reading ...

Uric Acid Levels July 28, 2018Uric Acid LevelsYou must know your uric acid levels to control gout. Most doctors do not understand the numbers. You get wrong treatment. See the secret of uric acid levels. continue reading ...

Early indicators for end of gout attack. July 28, 2018Early indicators for end of gout attack.This topic covers a few aspects of gout. Especially: Not giving up beer & gout. Wine during gout attack. Can I drink alcohol during a gout attack? However, to get the most from these, and other alcohol & gout discussions, it’s best to read Best Alcohol For Gout, first. Hi all. What a great forum this seems to be (sadly ... continue reading ...

Can you massage joints to break down crystals? July 27, 2018Can you massage joints to break down crystals?The interest in massage for gout continues to grow. I’ve summarized the latest information in Massage for Gout Relief. However, questions continue to roll in. Only today, I was asked: “Can I manually massage out gout crystals in my toes?” Now, that to me sounds very dangerous. Inflamed tissue should not be massaged, and I urge you ... continue reading ...

I want ice cream but I have gout July 27, 2018I want ice cream but I have goutI'm in the middle of a gout attack right now and it hurts. When I'm in pain I want ice cream. Is ice cream bad when you're having a gout attack? Thanks, -Ken continue reading ...

Why no Pepto for Gout? July 26, 2018Why no Pepto for Gout?In response to the question: “why can’t you take Pepto Bismol if you have the gout?” I’ve added some notes about Bismuth Subsalicylate and Gout. What do you take as an alternative to Pepto? Have you checked the label for bismuth subsalicylate? continue reading ...

Gout for a month now. June 2, 2018Gout for a month now.I moved my comment to the bottom of this page. continue reading ...

Gout Weight Loss June 2, 2018Gout Weight LossGout from weight loss is common. Cell turnover from strict diets can raise uric acid levels. They might fall again, but rarely enough. Discuss gout weight loss. continue reading ...

Allopurinol Drug Recall June 2, 2018Allopurinol Drug RecallAllopurinol Drug Recall For Europharm’s Purinol Purinol – a brand of allopurinol manufactured by Europharm Labs of Hong Kong – has been recalled. Tests have revealed the presence of a fungus called Rhizopus. Shipments have been refused entry into Macoa. The Department of Health in Hong Kong has withdrawn Purinol from sale, and is investigating other drugs manufactured by ... continue reading ...

Gout Help March 30, 2018Gout Help for you. Every gout sufferer needs help. Help must be personal, and must be right for you. Get personal gout control that works. Get gout help now continue reading ...