How To Quickly Stop A Severe Gout Attack In 24 Hours or Less
NOTICE: By reading this post, you acknowledge that I am not a doctor and this does not constitute medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor before starting a new diet or taking any medications which may interfere with medications your doctor has you on. If your doctor has told you NOT to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen that is mentioned in this guide, do NOT do so!
All gout sufferers know that first tinge of pain that lets us know we are in trouble and facing a gout attack. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling just knowing what’s coming, but when the gout attack is severe and already there, your only concern is stopping it in its tracks.
If you’re reading this, you likely understand this completely. But there’s good news, I’ve stomped out gout attacks before they’ve even had a chance to get started good.
In this post, I will give you the steps that I personally take for both pre-emptive and after the fact if it’s out of control and in dire need of relief.
Let’s get started.
Before we get into the nuts and bolts of preventing or ending attacks. I have learned to stop attacks at the onset and have not had a full attack in over a year. I no longer take pharmaceutical gout medications and have effectively cured my gout naturally through trial and error.
I will share a diet program that worked fairly well with you. It was what started me down my path to managing my gout via foods only and you’ll learn more about it here.
This is what I do to stop my attacks in 24 hours or less.
I take 800 mg of Ibuprofen and 1,000 mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours for 24 hours, because taking analgesics that function differently work better when taken together than they do by simply taking a larger dose of only one . I cut these in half on day two if I’m not completely attack free in the case of a severe attack.
Inflammation is not my friend, it causes pain, and pain causes additional inflammation, so staying on these during the next 24 hours is 100% crucial to success.
Critical Note: I never wait until I’m in significant pain to start this! I start mine at the first tinge of an attack so I can knock it out before it gets started.
I drink nothing but water and whole milk. (We’ll cover dairy in later steps, but the “whole” part is important here.) Alkaline water is the best, but if I don’t have access to this where I am, distilled water is good and can be found at any grocery store. I don’t drink anything but these two types of water until my gout attack subsides completely.
I don’t drink anymore fluids than I normally would, I just make sure it’s all water and milk until the impending attack has subsided.
Apple cider vinegar (with mother) mixed with a glass of water. Just a couple of tablespoons of this in a glass of water twice a day, then I do the next step
Not only does it help with gout, it’s also an excellent home remedy for arthritis & joint pain.
It’s very important to buy apple cider vinegar with mother or the effects will be somewhat limited. Ordering from Amazon is the best bet.
Regular apple cider vinegar will help, just not as much.
Tart cherries work well. I can eat 6 to 12 of them per day, but I don’t go overboard because they can cause more harm than good in the short term and would be counterproductive.
They also need to be the tart or sour cherries, such as Montmorency; the other types (such as Bing and Rainier) have very limited positive effects in preventing or stopping bad gout attacks. Cherry concentrates are good, also, because fresh cherries are not always available.
Baking soda has been a popular remedy or “cure” for gout and the flare-ups associated with it, but like everything else here, it’s not a “cure” as most claim.
I simply add a quarter teaspoon of baking soda to water and drink it. I do this twice a day and it always has a positive effect on my symptoms.
I use about 4 ounces of water when I use it, but this is the one method that I do not use any longer because I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. So, if you have hypertension, skip this step, but if you don’t have high blood pressure, by all means throw it in the list.
All sugar is your enemy. But, this is especially true for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)! This is not negotiable and is fact based on relatively new research. This is the one piece of the puzzle that helped me cure my gout.
It’s not just HFCS, though, it’s fructose in general and I have tested this many times with much pain as a reward for my experiments. Sugars are bad, bad, bad for gout.
Sugar causes insulin spikes and messes up your body’s ability to regulate and dispose of purines. It practically destroys every organ in the human body. Stop sugar intake and you kill gout at its root.
The average American used to eat about 4 to 9 lbs per year in the mid-1800’s. Now it’s officially at about 130 lbs per year and some estimate it at 200 lbs per year per person. Sugar also makes your body acidic, causing havoc on the entire body. [footnote number=”1″ ]http://www.arthritiscare.com/-new–gout—high-fructose-corn-syrup.html[/footnote]
It’s not just soft drinks, it almost all processed foods, including fast food. I will get to the diet that I follow in the conclusion of this article
Dairy! Yes, you’ll likely be somewhat surprised by what I am about to share with you. Eating yogurt twice a day lowers purine levels by 10% according to peer-reviewed studies of large sample data from across the U.S.
Just one glass of milk a day lowers your total uric acid levels. Pretty nice… right?
So, as part of the steps, I eat sugar-free yogurt twice and two glasses of milk in the first 24 hours to help eliminate the attack. [footnote number=”2″ ]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15641075[/footnote]
There, you have it now. Now, all of these steps are not absolute, and you will get better results as the number of tips you use in this list increases.
Use the 3 of them, and it may take 3 to 5 days to get to relief, use 6 or 7 of them and you will see amazing results within 24 hours. You will see improvement within a couple of hours if you use most of the steps.
My current diet is very simple, and has kept me from an outbreak for over a year now.
Milk (whole milk), cheese, yogurt and other dairy products as long as they are sugar free.
Yes, I eat as much meat as I like without problems. From ribeye steak to pork and right down to all types of foul. I limit seafood as of now and have not tested it on a regular basis.
The more the better. I am not a fan of some vegetables, so I juice just 6 ounces 1/2 hour before each meal. If you are interested in juicing, read my beginners juicing guide so you get it right the first time and don’t have to go through the learning curve as I have. You don’t want the pain and suffering that goes with the learning curve when I have it laid out for you already.
I recommend it highly for people who don’t care much for veggies and have gout. It’s a smart move if you need to lose weight without being deprived of anything.
Stay away from fast carbs. They are really bad and usually come in the form of bread, potatoes, rice and such. I have a list of the 7 most painful foods to eat when you have gout. I suggest you take a look at these.
What do you have to lose but the miserable pain you’re experiencing? Try it and I promise you will be a believer for life…or you can dismiss it and continue suffering. The ball is in your court.
Share this information with friends and family that have gout. I promise, you will be their new favorite person.