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Gout and things related to it

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  • Posted By: vmonty
  • March 9, 2007
  • 01:52 PM

Hi, I'm new here and I don't know where else to go. My husband is 34 and has had gout since he was 26. It sucks, for everyone. Just recently he was diagnosed, or they "are running more tests", for gastritis or an ulcer..who knows..He's been taking soo many meds for gout for soo many years, it's affecting his stomach. Now they said go on a bland diet and don't take anymore gout meds for awhile..then see how your stomach feels. That was on Friday march 2nd. On Tuesday he just and still has the worst gout attack I have ever seen...it started in his big toe and now it's in his ankle too....and it actually looks like it's going to attack the knee. basically his whole right leg is HUGE. He is in soo much pain and we don't know what to do anymore. He's eliminated just about everything out of his diet because of his stomach. Which is what I think brought on the attack this week. I think they are all related. The stomah pain and the gout. He's had stomach problems in the past like this.. they just said it was acid reflux...I can't find anybondy who will do their job and actually look at this as one big problem. In the meantime I just wanted to do something else to help so I found this website and thought talking about it with a lot of people would get more ideas flowing...Thanks

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