Home Remedies for Gout

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Gout is a type of arthritis that can affect different body parts like the ears, small joints on the hands, wrists, ankles or knees. Symptoms frequently include acute pain, swelling, intense tenderness and inflammation in the joints.

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The exact cause is unknown, but a high amount of uric acid in the body is one of the reasons. Some other possible causes are genetics, excessive consumption of alcohol, lack of physical exercise, excessive protein intake and too much stress.

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Gout is linked to other types of health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, and uric acid kidney stones, so it is important to get proper medical treatment. In addition, some easy-to-follow home treatments can promote healing and provide symptom relief.

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for gout.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, which is used to treat headaches and acid stomach, also helps treat gout and arthritis. The acidity in apple cider vinegar will help relieve acute pain. You can also add honey to the remedy to boost the body’s anti-inflammatory response.

DIY ACV Remedy for Gout

  1. Mix one teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
  2. Drink it two to three times daily.

If you find this remedy helpful, you can increase the dosage of apple cider vinegar to up to two tablespoons.

2. Ginger Root

The anti-inflammatory properties present in ginger root can be very helpful in relieving pain and inflammation. There are many ways to use ginger root in the treatment of gout.

  • Mix equal amounts of fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and dried ginger root powder (sonth). Have one teaspoon of this mixture along with warm water. Take it twice daily.
  • You can simply add ginger root in cooking recipes, or eat a small, raw piece of ginger root daily.
  • You can also add one-half teaspoon of ginger root to one cup of boiling water and mix it well. Drink this solution at least once daily.
  • Another option is to make a paste of ginger root with a little water and apply this paste on the affected area. Leave it on for about half an hour. Do this once daily.

3. Baking Soda

One significant factor contributing to gout is an increase of uric acid in the body. Baking soda can help lower the amount of uric acid, giving you relief from the pain.

  1. Mix one-half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water.
  2. Drink this solution four times a day but not more than that.
  3. Continue up to two weeks.

If you are above 60 years, do not take more than three times in a day. Also, ignore this remedy if you suffer from hypertension.

4. Lemon Juice

To get relief from gout pain, it is essential to alkalize the body and neutralize the excess uric acid in blood stream. This can be done easily with fresh lemon juice and baking soda. Along with lemon juice, also eat other fruits rich in vitamin C to strengthen the body tissues.

  • Mix the juice of one lemon with one-half teaspoon of baking soda. Let it sit for a few seconds until the fizzing stops, and then mix it in a glass of water. Drink it immediately.
  • Another option is to add the juice of half a lemon to a glass of water and drink it three times a day.

5. Cherries

Cherries, whether sweet or sour, can also be very helpful in treating gout due to their antioxidant properties. Cherries also contain anthocyanins, which can reduce inflammation as well as minimize gout flare-ups.

  • For gout patients, eating 15 to 20 cherries a day is highly recommended. For better results, start your day with some cherries.
  • Another option is to drink a glass of black cherry juice daily. You can also add a few minced garlic cloves in it.

6. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is another useful ingredient for home treatment of gout and other forms of arthritis. The high amount of magnesium present in Epsom salt will also improve the condition of your heart and lower high blood pressure. Soaking the affected body part in warm water mixed with Epsom salt relaxes aching muscles and relieves pain.

  1. For a leisurely bath, add two cups of Epsom salt to warm bath water.
  2. Soak your body in it until the water starts losing heat.
  3. Do this once a week. If you have severe gout, you can try it two or three times a week.

 

 

 

  1. certainly your suggestion will cure a person from gout

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  2. I have heard nothing works if the person does not abstain from alcohol

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  3. sanjeev duggal June 30, 2013, 12:21 pm

    Thanks.ur information is so good .

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  4. sanjeev duggal June 30, 2013, 12:24 pm

    Thanks to ur information

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  5. I hope all these ten commandments have been tried and proven very effective.I will surely try the ones that suit me,as most of the medical drugs are ladden with side effects.

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  6. It very good

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  7. i like and i will try thank for help

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  8. Looks quite practical,will positively give them a try, and will let you know of the outcome.

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  9. edwin joseph k k July 28, 2013, 3:52 pm

    the advice for gout was great. usually it took three days for me to recede the gout attack. this time i got relief within one day….can you believe this?? Saturday woke up with gout, evening i saw this page and i ate lot of banana,lime juice,ginger and water now Sunday eve. i am perfectly all right, tomorrow i am going to office, thank you so much

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  10. it really worked!!!

    i found this page last night when i was suffering gout, and edwin joseph k k’s comment above gave me confidence to try. i ate 3 bananas and drank a big cup of water mixed with ginger and lemon at 23:30 last night. guess what, the pain is gone! i just came back from shopping mall now!

    thanks a ton!!!

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  11. Hi,I will try this-already using the lemon drink-will let you know how I progress.

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  12. I have very severe gout at present and am find it diffiult to walk been for xray said its gout. I am scared to eat to much lemon or cider drinks as have had open heart surgery to replace my mitral and atral valve and have now got mechanical valve replaced. Recentally I have been surffering from too much gout and also lots of joint pains. I have healthy diet.

    Can you please advice on any type of home remedy which I can take with honey.

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  13. 1.Drink plenty of water.
    2.Take Motrin at the first sign of pain in joints to ward off long lasting pain. Take two and rest as soon as you can. Don’t hesitate.

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    • Yes plenty of water, and I also drink boiled turmeric and ginger roots with drops of lemon and honey, plus excercise. I did’nt take any synthetic medicines :)

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  14. I am a gout+ uric acid patient for the last 7 years and I am just 32 years old. I get intense pain from the affected areas like leg joints, ankle. Prior to this year my gout+ uric acid pain persisted for 3-4 days but this time it’s been a week I am suffering from the pain though it has reduced as comapred to the first and second day. My question is as mentioned in the blog to eat lot of bananas but bananas incrases your body weight due to it’s high calorie content as I don’t do too much of physical activity. Is it really worth eating one banana in a day and don’t you think it will add body weight if taken daily ? Also I am taking Zyloric 300 medicine once a day to reduce uric acid content but it seems it is not working at all these days what it used to be before. Please suggest.

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    • Use aloe vera gel twice a day and use minerals also, you should use wheat grass to reduce uric acid….

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    • If you are still having problems, try the baking soda. That works miracles as it reduces the acid in the body. It can cure many aches and pain. Look up the baking soda for cancer cure. This is like a wonder drug…

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      • Uric acid is not an acid, its a salt, so will not respond to baking soda which is alkaline.

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        • Jon what would you take all natural to balance the acidic levels & uric acid levels? Obviously, you understand the Chemistry of the Human Body & how things break down & react. Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thank .

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    • Try apple cider vinegar – google it. you can use a dessert spoon of apple cider vinegar with a dessert spoon of honey in a glass of warm water. This makes it taste like a refreshing drink. You can drink it 3 times a day. You can reduce the amount of honey (just because it’s a sugar) when your use to the taste.

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      • I started taking ACV with honey (1 tablespoon of each in 8-10 oz.warm water)
        this morning was my second treatment and already getting some relief . I have tried Colchine as prescribed by a doctor and also Alopurinal but they did nothing but increase the pain . I will let you know my progress over the next few days . Better than paying for a Doctor and Chemicals which always have side effects.

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  15. I was in so much pain a year ago, I paid $30 for a secret home remedy at 3:00am one morning. It was a list simular to this one. I tried the backing soda and the pain was gone in couple hours. I had been in severe pain for two weeks. The medicine the doctor had given wasn’t working. Arm and hammer and double the dose they have listed for heartburn. Granted the remedy might make your blood pressure go up a little bit, but so is the pain your already in.

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  16. I have gone into a vegetable diet and am regularly consuming – honey, yogurt,
    apple vinegar, ginger, garlic, and some Indian spices but no relief at all I try
    avoiding medicines but due to work commitments I have to take Goutmil, voran
    a pain killer and a pill for swelling.

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  17. I am suffering from gout and just read this today,i’ll try to do this tomorrow.thanks for the info!

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  18. I WILL TRY SOME OF YOUR REMEDIES AND HOPING IT WILL HELP ME GET MY PAIN CURED

    THANK

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  19. Thanks a lot for all the information. It is really effective

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  20. Suffer terribly but my concern is Lemons are acidic and how much can you take?Thank you.

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  21. i know lemon is acidic, but is alkaline-forming when consumed–read on that some time ago.

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  22. Hi all, I am also a sufferer of gout since many years but it is under control now. One thing is that if you have an acute attack of gout, then take a medicine called colchicine 0.5 mcg 2 tablets immediately and two before bed. This med is written in most Leaflets of allopurinol tablets like zyloric or Loric. This med reduces inflamation of only gout. If you are drinking alcohol restrict to 30 ml – 60 ml max with lots of water. do not touch beer or even wine (many website tell you to drink wine). hope this is useful.

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  23. Hi its been a month nw since my husband as had a knee op, he suffers frm gout and it was severe so he was asked to operate and do a total knee replacement. Its been a month nd a half nw since the op nd I was told to give him ACV. He’s on it for about 2 weeks nw, bt I hav noticed that a whitish fluid is continously flowing from his open wound, the wound is however nt septic nd is healing up nicely, I would like to know if this is all the gout that’s in his body that’s coming out through the wound, cause there is a tiny hole that’s still healing up? Please can somebody give me sum advice on all of this. Thanks

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    • I had 3 knee surgeries and the surgeon told me as soon as she opened my knee up a lot of white fluid came out… good old gout… so I’m no doctor. But I would say yes..

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  24. Just stumble on this site. Been having serious ankle and knee pain for couple of weeks… im not sure is it gout but will give it a try and see how it goes. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. I find that when my gout flares up, one or two ibuprofen tablets will take the pain away in 10 minutes or so. colchicene is useless because it takes a whole day to work.

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    • you must not have bad gout … can take very strong / vicoden does not even breath on bad gout pain. if you can walk you have MILD gout , I have had some luck with colchicine .. try to help it along with lemon juice and baking soda but cherries have NEVER worked at all for me.

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  26. Where do I buy Apple Cider Vinegar?

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  27. great info, thanks

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  28. Organic Wheatgrass Juice daily, does the Majic….!!!!

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  29. i Used concentrated pure black cherry juice (oz), Juice from half a lemon and ginger root shaved with a microplane or lemon zester stired into a half glass of water. worked pretty good. take before bed and at night and if you can mid day too. breaks down uric acid quickly.

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  30. I’m a registered nurse here in California who started suffering gout as soon as I turned 40. My family runs on arthritis and other sorts of intractable back pain. When it started hitting me (mainly on my feet), I brushed it off and just took ibuprofen 800 mg 3 times a day, cool saline soaks which would give me relief. It would last for 2 to 3 days then would subside. It comes back once or twice every 6 months while I watch my diet carefully. Over the next 2 years, it hit me about 3 times. The worst was about 4 months ago where it lingered for 2 weeks. Strange. My doctor wanted me to take colchicine which I did. The effect on me was minimal to moderate. I still go to work but with an obvious limp. Sometimes I cannot go to work at all for a few days. I got tired of it and started doing my “research” on the internet until I came about this article. So I tried apple cider vinegar 2 tsp mixed in fruit juice and 1 tsp of honey in a glass. Drink it 2x a day. Oftentimes I would just dip my dish on ACV 2-3 a day, then take vitamin C (also a uricosuric) caplets 500 mg twice a day as well. That proved to be a MIRACLE. I started peeing more cloudy urine over the next 3 days, and my pain is completely gone. So far it has not hit me again and hopefully for the rest of my ACV/vitamin C drinking days. No my urine has cleared up, but occasionally when I eat a high protein/purine diet, it becomes cloudy again. I am in no way connected to any apple cider vinegar manufacturing company or any vitamin C company. I am writing this because just like what I want my patients to feel in the hospital, I want people here to find relief in that very physically limiting condition. I have not taken a single ibuprofen or colchicine pill since I started the ACV/vitamin C regimen (on my own). My doctor has nothing to say about it except write it down and saying “come back to my office if you need something else”.

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  31. aloeveraofforever.com October 5, 2014, 9:14 am

    Thanks for this info on gout. I was also searching what other alternatives for gout remedies and found this after all. I’m currently mixing apple cider and ginger root. Also I’m drinking aloe vera juice as advise by my sister.

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  32. gout is a disease of stomach constipation, so i advise to take aloevera juice in three times per day. drink 4to5 liters of water daily.

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  33. Thanks for all of this heavenly information as for meds cost people to have so many side affects and before you know it you’re back at the doctors office to only be introduced to another harmful drug.
    I live these natural home remedies which can help to prolong peoples lives better than using harmful drugs that damages our inside organs.
    Again, thank you much!!! May God bless you for posting such beneficial information.

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    • Y’all preciate that a great deal..been having this pain on my big toe,n’ my hands. I can’t clench a fist as it hurts. Will try the Ginger vinega, banana,honey n’ all Thnk u once again.

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  34. I made a baking soda bread with one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of flower, an egg, two table spoons of sugar, pinch of salt and a cup of black berrys. It did taste awfull, but it lasted better than just putting soda in water. It really worked best after my gout had peaked and quickly reduced swelling that day or two. I also made my morning tea with dried alfalfa from my garden to wash it down with.

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  35. Cherry juice! Pure cherry! Work out how much for yourself as each person is an individual.

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  36. Drink lots of water and you should urinate repeatedly..soon you notice your gout pain slowly disappears..as in take water to the maximum..

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  37. Had success with watermelon and cherry juice.
    Half cup morning and night.
    Just don’t like tablets.

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    • I have been taking 600 Mg of Celery seed extract 3 times a day along with Black Cherry Concentrate 1000 Mg twice a day. I have had Chronic Gouty Arthritis for 35 years and is severe in Hips, Knees and Ankles. No Prescribed meds have helped. they only make it worse. Why do you just don’t like tablets. They are gel caps. They work great. Celery and Cherry Juice work great when I do get gout. I haven’t had an episode now for 3 months. I was getting it every month. I am on a NO PURINE DIET. Mine is also caused by preservatives in food. I do eat a lot of salads, but I am starting to look like a Bunny Rabbit!!! Three things I hated to give up were Pork, Coffee and tea. Waking up without Coffee is still hard, but I associate gouty food with pain and I don’t ever eat it again. Look up PURINES on WEBMD and don’t eat ANY of foods listed. It seems to have helped me. Good Luck.

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  38. Am cronic gout patient,pain started from toe than ankle,knee than to hip join,feeling very cold,cant hardly work..Am on lemon cleansing now.. Will post again on the out come.

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  39. I have always worked on my feet as a nurse and waitress and have never had such agonizing pain being on my feet . I still do not have a diag of what the pain is will hopefully get an answer tomorrow at the podiatrist but was just looking on line and one person said not even Vicodin kills the pain my no kidding it doesnt , foot is not broken which that was the first thing the ER , my PCP and a walk in over the past 2 weeks have done no labs so i took upon myself to look up some relief some of the advice was helpful hoping for answers thanks

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  40. I had a gout with extreme pain.An Ayurvedic specialist suggest a remedy which I tried and really worked.The ingredient is very simple, take a raw papaya weighing approx 200 gms and 15 guava leaves clean it with water. Thereafter cut the raw papaya into pieces with its seeds in it and please note do not wash it again.Take one liter of water put the pieces of papaya with guava leaves boil it till the one liter water reduces to half liter. Cool the half liter and drink, repeat it twice to have atleast one liter a day. You will find relief in a day or two.

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  41. Suffered from bad gout attacks for 6 months, I am on cherry concentrate & Acid Cider Vinnegar, it has also reduced my GERD or excessive indigestion attacks

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  42. Baking soda and lemon juice with water, worked wonders for me, damn!!!!!!!!!!! had the pain for 2 days……….. spent R460. 00 on medication, nothing helped until the home made remedy was introduced. thanks for the free recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  43. Hope this helps. If you need anything just call.

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  44. these remedies have certainly worked for me at last im pain free glad i found this page

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  45. im trying them on my husband but, he just will not listen to me. he a big tea drinker and meat eater. lol. but he does love his cherries.

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  46. Eng.Ismaeel Marikar March 6, 2015, 5:27 pm

    One night while I was holidaying in San Jose,I got a severe pain in my big toe such that ,it was unbearable even to use my cover sheet. First thing in the morning, I
    Googled and and found that two tsps of Apple Cider Vinegar with one tsp of honey in a glass f water would cure it.
    Well I had it three times that day and it was gone. I can swear by this.
    Back home I had tests, and because Uric Acid was high was given alluprinol.
    Well I use alluprinol and do not have these bouts of gout.

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  47. I just started to get the gout and it hurt like heck ,im sittingin bed with apple vinegar n water hope it work.

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  48. gonna try vinegar and honey remedy will letyouknow how it works thank you

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  49. will try vinegar and honey remedy let you know how it work

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  50. i had my first attack when i was 30. May be its due to canned foods and stuff or alot of read meat i dont know, it runs in my family as well. But i got it way earlier than my father.
    I got the second attack 3 months later and 3rd another 3 months. Then i started having baby spinach, celery, 1/2 lemon and 1 tbl spoon ACV. I did not had gout for almot 1.5 years and had a recent attack just few days back only because i stopped consuming this smoothie. I do try to stay away from red meat, but i do consume it once or twice a month. I eat chicken and eggs twice a week. Apart from that i guess my recipie is working good.

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  51. Never. had gout in my life. I’m 62 yrs old. I was recently bitten by a spider not sure what type but my doc gave me antibiotics and ointment. I do not like to take antibiotics I believe it disrupts you bodys symptoms in fighting other problems. In my case I have got gout and in a bad way. I have read yr tips & I will certainly go & buy the ingredients & try them. I took baking soda & water & have already some relief

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  52. marlene varias May 7, 2015, 8:44 pm

    Very informative.i will try acv….

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  53. THANKS ALOT GUYS YOU SAVE MY DAY

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  54. Wally how strange…i got bit by a spider also in Nigeria…thought i was going to die…like you i dont take any sort of tablets…the pain is there to let you know not to use the area where the pain is…back to the spider i have had gout ever since from time to time..in all my joints very painful indeed..i will try the cider vinegar route when i can muster enough strength to hobble to the shop

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  55. Thank you for alternative choices for healthier happier living . It is greatly appreciate .

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  56. I have tried these to no avail. Best one I found was this: 8oz black cherry juice, one ounce apple cider vinegar. 3-4times daily during an attack. When in first tried it, it was 2am on a sunday morning. Laid down n went to sleep. 9am I could walk.

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  57. Eddie Newberry June 24, 2015, 9:49 am

    hey, seafood was always my trigger… My left toe locked up and felt like someone hit it with a lump hammer, indimisaden, not sure on the spelling ! Wad the only thing of the doctors that worked, well two years later I’ve just had an attack, my left ankle, shit it hurts…. I twisted my ankle a few days ago but gout popped up too… Is there a thing when trauma is caused to an area or joint can set it off ? Well this has happened twice. I ate a huge steak as well lol… Now I’m paying… Lemon juice and baking soda is my best home made remedy yes it really works, I eat lots of cherries and berries too… Dehydration is a fact too..

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  58. Thank you so much for the good info. I started to feel the pain in my wrist on thurs then come Fri a full gout attack was on. About two months ago I had an attack that took me out of work for three days. This time I was happy it was just before the weekend. Well my twelve year old son noticed the pain I was in and asked how he could help me so I told him to search the net for remedies. He then told me about the lemon juice with soda, which I had never heard of! He prepared the juice for me as I was getting ready for a long night of pain, discomfort, and no sleep. I drank the juice as directed and withing two hours I notice the difference. I was able to get some sleep and woke up with very little discomfort. I took the time to post this comment so that I could thank who ever posted this info and to help any other readers out there who are searching for relief.

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  59. I was somewhat skeptical of these home remedies but I tried the apple cider vinegar and also included cherries into my diet and IT WORKED after 2 days. Thank you so much. I take the vinegar twice a day,it’s also great for digestion and acid reflux.

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  60. Wayne DeVilliers July 12, 2015, 6:17 pm

    ThankU for ur information its very empowering. I have gout in my right toe an is definitely going to try the above home remedies.

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  61. Think you for all that informasion

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  62. The Apple cider vinegar works wonders and it is good for sooo much more such as, blood circulation, diebeties, weight and keeping the gout control
    Mixed with honey to help your body create its own anti-inflamitory for the swellimg. I have been drinking it for 3 days now and its cleated up the redness and pain is subsiding
    Thanks for this tip, it is a life savor.
    Wizzard.

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  63. Cheap & easy tips. I’ll start trying & will tell u the result . Thanx

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  64. I really don’t like taking Allupurinol & Ibuprofen tabs because I’m afraid these will hurt my liver in the long run. So, I will now try the ACV. Thank you so much to those who selflessly shared their stories. God bless you!

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