Model Trs (like everyone else) get the gout.
I used to get it once in a while. It might strike me in a big toe joint or a knee… sometimes both at the same time. Gout is very painful and no fun. If you have ever had it you know what I mean.
>>> See (below) about my experience of the 3 times when I didn’t take the Celery Seed as usual. The suggested dose is 8 a day.
I was goggling one day about gout and came across an article about taking Celery Seed to keep it away. I Googled, “ where can I buy Celery seed ” Google came back with some vitamin/mineral supplement suppliers. I saw that Celery Seed was comparatively pretty cheap. I can’t swallow capsules so I empty mine into a spoon and take the dry powder. YOU DO HAVE TO TAKE 8 CAPSULES A DAY.
The average drug store doesn’t carry it. You can buy it at a GNC store or other similar type store that might be in your community. An online vitamin/mineral supplier will give you quite a savings; also if you buy a certain amount shipping will be free.
I find that a good source is Vitacost, http://www.vitacost.com/
In the search box at the top type in Celery Seed. You will get a large list of their Celery Seed products. Look for the green labeled bottle that sells for about $4.50. Free shipping for orders over $49.
If you deal with other online vitamins suppliers… see if they have it.
The 3 incidences that I had when I didn’t get my Celery Seed involved two different hospital stays for 4 days each. Without the Celery Seed for 4 days, the gout flared up.
And one time I thought to myself… do I really need 8 a day? So I began to slowly reduce my intake by a capsule a day and so on. During my volunteered reduced intake... gout eventually began to flare up.
Chances are that your Dr. might give you Colchicine to drive it out… also Indocin for pain. My insurance wouldn’t pay for the Indocin even though it requires a prescription. BOO!
Colchicine (3 times a day) will eventually bring on diarrhea. At that time the gout was disappearing so I stopped the Colchicine before the diarrhea got too bad.
If you get the gout and try the Celery Seed, I hope it works like it does for me.
Check this out for some info about gout. http://www.medicinenet.com/gout_gouty_arthritis/article.htm
Gene in Virginia Beach
I've had gout for many years. The best way to describe the pain from a gout attack is it's like someone drove a nail through the joint of my big toe. I don't drink beer much anymore and don't eat innards meats. Red meats in moderation. I take allorpurinal to prevent attacks. It's a prescription med but cheap with my insurance.
I'm a tea-totaller, eat less red meat than I used to, never get gout.
Ditto allopurinol That's what you need Mr. Adams. Find a rheumatologist. It's cheap medicine, but the rheumatologist wil want to check the acid levels in your blood on a yearly basis. That part I don't like but it's better than gout attacks!!!
I also take allopurinol. Seems to work.
The same metabolic problem that causes gout can also cause kidney stones. I've not had one, but many of my patients state if feels like having a baby without the baby. Allopurinol USUALLY prevents gout,and the kidney stones, unless you're one of the few that can't take it. A diet like the poor peasants in 15th century Europe also prevents it. It's caused by a problem some people have with metabalizing purine, one of the amino acids that meat and organs are made of. The purine breaks down into uric acid and is excreted in the gut and the urine. Gout occurs when we don't excrete enough of it and it builds up in the tissues. If the level gets too high it crystalizes into microscopic needles in areas that are cooler and lower in oxygen, such as the joints of the big toe. About 10-18% of the US population will have a gout attack at some time in their lives.
I am lucky enough to have rheumatoid arthritis, and anklyosing spondylitis. Like gout in all my joints. Doctor told me to cut out wheat, meat, and dairy. He claims they are the most inflammatory things you can put in your body. I have really cut down the amount of all three, an it seems to be helping.
Now I have something else to worry about. I am not a hypochrondiac and I do take a lot of meds.
since I've not had a gout attack, why not give celery seeds a try. Afterall, I do like celery.
What about eating cherries ? I have had just a few gout episodes and was advised to eat a dozen or so dried cherries each day. My attacks were so seldom that I really can't say for certain the cherries have helped, but no attacks since eating them either.
Dried cherries are cheap, make a tasty snack, and don't have any adverse side effects that I'm aware of.
Cherry juice works, too. We have the cherry capitol of the world one hour west of us.
Taking Celery Seed is far from eating celery.
Celery Seed is a natural supplement and wont have the side effects of Allopurinal
For anyone who might find that Celery Seed works like it does for me, if you need a hospital stay... take a supply with you and ask the nurse's station to give it to you like you take it at home. They may have to get your doctor's approval.
Celery Seed is a natural supplement and doesn't have the side effects of Allopurinol or the other medications.
My mother gets an attack of gout occasionally. She says cherry juice works for her. Drinks a few small glasses and the gout attack goes away. I haven't tried it yet myself.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Can you just imagine how many of the old home remedies are not used to cure any ills? I will admit that there are / were that were not useful.
The one I liked the best that my mother used for colds was three table spoons of Ginger Flavored Brandy at bedtime. she stopped having it in the house about the time I turned 14, when the bottle seemed to go empty.
I used to have some problems with Gout, not real bad though. About fifteen years ago, I cut way back on red meat. Went to more fish, pork and poultry. Haven't had a flare up for many years now. JMHO. Dave
I have had three Gout attacks in my life. Each time it has been in a big toe, and each time it has responded to Indicin. I have no idea what caused it, and have no idea how to prevent it. I do all things in moderation, and haven't had an attack in years. That sound you hear is me knocking on wood...