Tagged: Stubbed Toe; Trauma; Gout Talk
September 6, 2011 at 7:40 am #3633ctrlkeysParticipant
just wanted to share my experience with Quorn, I had an attack which lasted about 3 weeks,?I managed to get it under control using Colchicine, actually whole thing went away for 2 weeks, I was careful about what I ate, wanted to say Gout free for a month then jump on the Allopurinol waggon, well last friday I had a great idea to buy some Quorn mince and make some pasta, made enough for myself and other half, 300g (quorn) other half didnt turn up as she went out after work so I ate the best part of 300g Quorn, thinking no problems its not meat its veggy, errrr WRONG…. currently suffering a mild but persistent attack a day after the Quorn was ingested,?I did check on this site to see if there were any references to Quorn as a trigger not finding any I assumed would be okay but on further reading it appears Quorn contains a good amount of Yeast, and im sure we all know that Gout and Yeast dont play well together…
So maybe its just me, but wanted to put this up to say Quorn did me over, share experiences if anyone else has had the same thing happen or if im just being mad and gout decided to visit me for no particular reason.September 7, 2011 at 1:31 am #11911odoParticipant
No I think you're probably right, I noticed the same thing with tofu and chickpeas. But before you're on UA reducing meds there are so many ways of triggering an attack, many of them related to certain foods, but it could just as easily be walking a bit too far one day or stubbing your toe, wrong shoes etc. I think of it like a cup filled to the brim with water with only surface tension holding back a spill, all it takes is a couple of drops to make it overflow by considerably more than the drops that caused it (cascade effect of inflammatory process). No wonder people believe gout is entirely due something they ate last night when in reality it's just a small (but important) part of a much bigger picture.September 7, 2011 at 7:28 am #11913odoParticipant
No point setting an arbitrary length of time before you start Allo either. A lot can happpen in a month when you're at the tipping point of gout attacks. As soon as you feel you're over the flare, start taking it and then don't stop no matter what.September 8, 2011 at 6:30 am #11919Keith Taylor (GoutPal Admin)Participant
There is only one thing that triggers a gout attack – uric acid, though it can do it in two ways.
1. When crystals have formed, and get attacked by the immune system.
2. When crystals are dissolving, and get attacked by the immune system.
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