difficult child#1 and his Gout.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    GFGmom's insurance expires 10/1 so I got an initial appointment and a followup with the Rheumatologist for difficult child#1. Today was the follow up. For those interested in such things the lab showed his uric acid level is 13.5 and normal is 6. That was a shocker. He's got two Rx's and has to come back next month. Oh well we've got to do what we've got to do. I reminded him twice this morning to explain in detail to the MD about his intestinal distress. The Doctor told him that his stomach cramps, frequent trips to the bathroom etc. are probably also due to the high uric acid. Wonder if he'll be less likely to drink now? He is doing much much better controlling his booze intake but I doubt that will lead to sobriety. DDD

    PS: Rheumatologist only shows up once in the box...twice when it gets to the Board.
    My computer is weirding out.
  2. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    Cherries not canned have been known to lower uric acid. 20-25 cherries per day, best in the morning. There are many holistic or natural remedies that have been known to help with gout. Might help.
  3. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I didn't know about cherries but I'll get some. He seems to be grasping the severity of his problems. Always hoping for the best and staying prepared for the worst. What a way to live! Thanks. DDD
  4. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    DDD...I have had gout since I was in my late teens. It was the first thing to show up on me. My big toes became extremely swollen and painful. I went to the doctor and they ran a ton of tests and gout it was. I get bouts about once a year or so.