How do I prevent painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called Ethambutol for TB? I've taken Ethambutol for 5 weeks now, and have this severe gout pain for 5 weeks straight. What medicines should I take as an alternative to fight TB without inducing uric acid that caused gout?
The above question was asked to us and I thought it will be good and answer it here:
To start with, I wish I knew what meds you could take to fight TB without giving your body excess uric acid (or keeping your body from getting rid of it).
With that said, to fight gout, there are a couple of things you can do:
1- For gout attacks, indomethacine and/ or colchicine. You'll need scripts from your dr. for these.
2- Also, do these things daily: drink lots of water, 1 oz for every 2 lbs of body weight, each day. Once or twice a day, sip on 8 oz of water mixed with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Helps the body be more alkaline (opposite of acidic) and get rid of uric acid.
3- Take allopurinol every day. Very inexpensive and no side effects, you'll need a script for this. Helps the body get rid of uric acid.
4- Take celery seed pills. These may help the liver not to create so much uric acid. For diet, stay away from things that dehydrate the body, like beer and coffee. Don't eat organ meats, high fructose corn syrup. Avoid beer; red wine occasionally is ok. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, cottage cheese, sour cream, plain yogurt in smoothies mixed with orange juice and fruit. Drink fruit juices that are 100% juice, V8 VFusion is my favorite, it comes in many flavors.
5- Educate yourself on foods that are high in purines, avoid these foods as the body turns purines into uric acid.
6- Black cherry juice, you can buy it at Henry's or Sprouts (health food store) It will be a little thick and dark red. It tastes sweet. You can add 2 table spoons to orange juice or cranberry juice, etc and it will prevent gout. If it doesn't cure you in the next 2 days then add Bragg's apple cider vinegar (get it at health food store) must be raw with the mother in it, add 2 teaspoons in juice. This will taste sour, but this combination will certainly cure your gout and prevent it. It works for my dad and other people he has run into with gout.
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