I was diagnosed with gout in February at the age of 37 which has shaken me up somewhat. After the second flare up GP has prescribed me Alliproinol which I have refused to take for several reasons (which i will not go in to). I thought that i might be able to control it through diet.
This is where the problem starts - There is some conflicting information out there which advises for or against certain foods but no definitive list has been compiled from what i can find on the Internet and my GP gave me a general guide line but not enough information which is disappointing.
I have taken up gout fight with the following actions (which are not recommended or endorsed by my GP):
1, Dried cherries (Brand Urban Fruit) I have a handful a day
2, Drinking 2-3 cups of black coffee a day
3, Drinking plenty of water
When I feel the first signs of 'goutyness' in my foot i take 2 ibuprofen and a sachet of Dioralyte and maybe some more cherries which seems to hold the flare up and stop it in it's tracks.
I have on top of all this cut down dramatically on Alcohol & oily fish red meat.
My questions to the community are:
1, Does anyone else trying to control gout flares without using prescribed medication?
2, Does anyone have a definitive comprehensive list on high/low purine foods?