When you wake up at 2 am with unbearable pain in your big toe – or elsewhere – you need quick pain relief! If you are prone to gout attacks or have a history of gout in your family, be prepared and learn about treating gout proactively – stop eating the high purine foods that increase the uric acid in your blood which can eventually lead to a gout attack. Here are some tips to help you get through a gout attack and to help prevent a reoccurence:
- Have a kit handy which includes the items you need for a gout pain attack. Chances are, you won’t be able to run to the pharmacy in the middle of the night, even if you could walk on your foot or, horrors, put on your shoes and socks! If you keep your supplies somewhere handy in a box or bag, you will always be prepared when a gout attack occurs.
- First step – spray the affected joint with a deep penetrating pain spray, such as STOPAIN, which is readily available at most pharmacies;
- No STOPAIN? A lot of people are saying they get quick relief by spraying WD-40 on the painful joint. I don’t know what’s in WD-40 that would stop the pain, but since it’s a penetrating oil, it would get to the affected joint quickly;
- Take some TYLENOL or other over-the-counter pain reliever; however, don’t take aspirin, it just makes matters worse;
- If you have a bathtub, soak in a warm bath in which you have dissolved 2 handfuls of EPSOM SALTS and one handful of ROCK SALT. Some people have reported success by also adding some APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. If you don’t have a bathtub, you can soak in a bucket or other large container;
- Drink a LOT of WATER to start flushing the monosodium urate crystals from the affected joint and the uric acid from your body. If you don’t have high blood pressure or aren’t on a sodium restricted diet, drink a glass of water in which you have dissolved 1/2 teaspoon of BAKING SODA a couple of times a day;
- CHERRIES are very good for gout pain. Eat 1/2 pound of fresh or canned (unsweetened) dark, red cherries each day. They aid your circulation and reduce inflammation. If you prefer, you can drink 100% natural cherry juice (no sugar), concentrated cherry juice which you dilute (no sugar), or buy Cherry Extract. If you don’t like cherries, blueberries would be the second choice;
- Don’t drink alcohol, coffee, tea, soda, or any other drinks that contain caffeine. Do drink a tea made from BURDOCK ROOT, or take BURDOCK CAPSULES;
- Take HAWTHORN BERRY supplements. They will reduce the inflammation and increase your circulation also. Other helpful herbs are ADDER’S TONGUE and DEVIL’S CLAW;
- Each day take 1000 mg of VITAMIN C, 250 mg of VITAMIN E, B COMPLEX, BETA CAROTENE, and FISH capsules. It’s also a good idea to always take a MULTI-VITAMIN each day.
There you have it! Ten steps you can take now and/or when a gout attack occurs. Read below for more information and a FREE mini-course.