Allopurinol Withdrawal: Can I Stop Taking Allopurinol?

Allopurinol Withdrawal: Can I Stop Taking Allopurinol?

For the latest information about stopping allopurinol, see Is Allopurinol A Lifetime Drug? in the allopurinol pages. Also view Allopurinol for Gout video for the wrong way to stop uric acid treatment. You will find related information in the gout medications pages within the Gout Treatment Help Section. Note: This discussion is about allopurinol withdrawal. There is a related discussion about coming off allopurinol. Somebody asked me the other day, "Can I stop taking allopurinol?" The short answer is, "Maybe." Not very useful, so read on for the long answer. First of all understand how allopurinol works. continue reading Withdrawing from Allopurinol...
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Can hot spicy food affect gout?

Can hot spicy food affect gout?

Many gout sufferers want to know: can spicy food affect gout? This raises a number of extra questions. Which spicy foods might affect gout? We've had discussions about hot peppers, including jalapenos and chilies, curry, ginger, turmeric and lots of other spices. Some have positive effects on gout, but most are gout-neutral. How might spicy foods affect gout? Do spices affect inflammation, uric acid levels or both? If you have concerns about spices, we need to know exactly which spice. Then we can see if it might help inflammation for short-term relief, or if it might reduce uric acid for permanent relief. What you really need to ask is: Can hot spicy food affect My gout? Then you need to explain some facts about your gout so we can help you best in your situation. If you are new to GoutPal, I suggest you start with Questions for Gout Sufferers. Continue reading Can hot spicy food affect gout?...
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Gout Weight Loss

Gout Weight Loss

[This gout weight loss discussion transferred from old forum July 2010] Rapid Weight Loss and Elevated Uric Acid Level How much does rapid weight loss contribute to elevated uric acid levels? I'm 50 and have had gout flareups for about 8 years. I've spent the past two weeks bedridden with swollen knees, feet, and ankles. I'm finally walking around (with some pain) after getting a course of prednisone. Anyway, this last episode was so bad that I decided finally to do something about it. I ordered a uric acid test kit, and I swore off alcohol and red meat. Join the Gout Weight Loss discussion...
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Impact of Celery Seed Extract for Gout

Impact of Celery Seed Extract for Gout

GoutPal's information about celery seed extract for gout is in the news this week. As market.us, an internationally renowned market reports company analyzes the celery seed extract company[1]. Now many of the news agencies reporting this study are mistaken about GoutPal's role. Because they describe GoutPal as one of the major vendors of celery seed products. But the report clearly describes GoutPal as a "Major Player". So read on to see why this crucial difference is important to gout sufferers. Also, read my summary of celery seed information for gout sufferers. Plus a bonus for people who are really interested in learning about gout and uric acid. continue reading Impact of Celery Seed Extract for Gout...
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When Keith Started GoutPal.com

When Keith Started GoutPal.com

At the moment, my gout story is easy. Because I'm taking allopurinol each day. So gout doesn't bother me personally. Although I do have visible tophi which I think will last for years. But my GoutPal role is very busy right now. Because I'm moving servers. So I'm taking the opportunity to reorganize and redesign. continue reading When Keith Started GoutPal.com...
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Gout Support

Gout Support Update 2015 Please note that the gout forums are moving to a new website. Please visit GoutPal?s Gout Network for the latest gout forums, and more interactive gout support services. GoutPal Interactive is the world's biggest and best gout support network. It is run by a gout sufferer, Keith Taylor, and it has contributors all over the world. My aim is to help you understand and work with your doctor to fix your gout. In this day and age, there is no reason to suffer, but lack of knowledge and understanding can put you on the wrong track. Everything you need to fix your gout is on GoutPal.com. I explain all aspects of gout symptoms, gout treatment, and gout diet. In an ideal world, that is all you need, but sometimes we all need a little personal care. Here on GoutPal Interactive, I give you all the personal gout support you need. If you do not understand what your doctor has told you about gout,...
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