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  • I've had 3 episodes of gout.  All of them in my right ankle.  They say that cherry juice can help, but it's nowhere near immediate, and the pain is pretty bad.

    One of my episodes was on Oahu, went to the ER right before a flight because I didn't think I could walk down the aisle to my seat.  They prescribed Prednisone, went and picked it up and boarded the flight feeling fine about 3 hours later.  My doctor won't give me any though.
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  • How farking stupid do you have to be to wonder how food was made before machines?
  • ski9600: I've had 3 episodes of gout.  All of them in my right ankle.  They say that cherry juice can help, but it's nowhere near immediate, and the pain is pretty bad.

    One of my episodes was on Oahu, went to the ER right before a flight because I didn't think I could walk down the aisle to my seat.  They prescribed Prednisone, went and picked it up and boarded the flight feeling fine about 3 hours later.  My doctor won't give me any though.


    I can't remember what I was given for my gout attacks (ankle to big toe), but they didn't help that fast. Absolute agony. I've got allopurinol now so I haven't had one in years, but I still get nervous if I miss a dose or just get any random pains in my feet (getting old sucks, sometimes things randomly hurt).
  • palelizard: ski9600: I've had 3 episodes of gout.  All of them in my right ankle.  They say that cherry juice can help, but it's nowhere near immediate, and the pain is pretty bad.

    One of my episodes was on Oahu, went to the ER right before a flight because I didn't think I could walk down the aisle to my seat.  They prescribed Prednisone, went and picked it up and boarded the flight feeling fine about 3 hours later.  My doctor won't give me any though.

    I can't remember what I was given for my gout attacks (ankle to big toe), but they didn't help that fast. Absolute agony. I've got allopurinol now so I haven't had one in years, but I still get nervous if I miss a dose or just get any random pains in my feet (getting old sucks, sometimes things randomly hurt).


    Vitamin C helps with it too. Even something as simple as taking a tablet a day will make an impact
  • ski9600: I've had 3 episodes of gout.  All of them in my right ankle.  They say that cherry juice can help, but it's nowhere near immediate, and the pain is pretty bad.

    One of my episodes was on Oahu, went to the ER right before a flight because I didn't think I could walk down the aisle to my seat.  They prescribed Prednisone, went and picked it up and boarded the flight feeling fine about 3 hours later.  My doctor won't give me any though.


    While it totally does help with most gout symptoms, Prednisone is scary shiat with all kinds of side effects.  Not a surprise they're not excited about more of that

    /what farked Jerry Lewis up all kinds of ways when he got fat and angry etc.
    //that shiat will turn you into a Fark.. err I mean a very cranky person - cough
    ///sounds like you had a good reaction to it as that stuff goes, but it seriously is dangerous business to have people on barring immediate emergencies or not giving it to you is worse
  • Concrete Donkey: Vitamin C helps with it too. Even something as simple as taking a tablet a day will make an impact


    I'm covered on that front. My soft drink of choice is water with lots of lemon juice or club soda with lots of lime or cranberry (pure, tart as hell) juice. I'm not getting scurvy any time soon either.

    Some Junkie Cosmonaut: While it totally does help with most gout symptoms, Prednisone is scary shiat with all kinds of side effects.  Not a surprise they're not excited about more of that


    Love me some prednisone. I came down with a pretty nasty cold right before I got married and told my doctor I absolutely had to be on my feet and functional for the week. I went from miserable and "dying" to fifteen years younger and the invincibility of being a male teenager. It was one of those "yeah, I can see why people would get addicted to this" moments.
  • I may not eat like a king, but I am sure glad that I have antibiotics, air conditioning and central heat, anesthetics, elevators, hearing aids, flush toilets, and clean running water among other things whenever I need them.
  • Rene ala Carte: I may not eat like a king, but I am sure glad that I have antibiotics, air conditioning and central heat, anesthetics, elevators, hearing aids, flush toilets, and clean running water among other things whenever I need them.


    but what did the Romans ev... ah, nevermind
  • palelizard: Concrete Donkey: Vitamin C helps with it too. Even something as simple as taking a tablet a day will make an impact

    I'm covered on that front. My soft drink of choice is water with lots of lemon juice or club soda with lots of lime or cranberry (pure, tart as hell) juice. I'm not getting scurvy any time soon either.

    Some Junkie Cosmonaut: While it totally does help with most gout symptoms, Prednisone is scary shiat with all kinds of side effects.  Not a surprise they're not excited about more of that

    Love me some prednisone. I came down with a pretty nasty cold right before I got married and told my doctor I absolutely had to be on my feet and functional for the week. I went from miserable and "dying" to fifteen years younger and the invincibility of being a male teenager. It was one of those "yeah, I can see why people would get addicted to this" moments.


    Yep it's insidious as hell - kinda like the pattern you get with coke over time with a lot of people.  "Wow this shiat is amazing I want this all the time" as the doses quietly escalate in the background just to tread water

    /not saying don't even do it or anything mind you
    //some things it's the only thing that will do a damn bit of good
    ///just treat it like an unexploded mine - shiat's dangerous and a bit unpredictable, keep an eye on it 'cause if it goes off it's gonna farking suck
  • There were some who pretended to have gout because it was seen as a rich person's disease. There was also a spate of French aristocracy who pretended or even got surgery to have an anal fistula because Louis XIV had one.
  • Ragin' Asian: There were some who pretended to have gout because it was seen as a rich person's disease. There was also a spate of French aristocracy who pretended or even got surgery to have an anal fistula because Louis XIV had one.


    Easy way to check if they actually have gout is to give their toe a squeeze. If they don't fall over screaming and swear a blood vendetta against you and all your generations, they were faking.
  • Ragin' Asian: There were some who pretended to have gout because it was seen as a rich person's disease. There was also a spate of French aristocracy who pretended or even got surgery to have an anal fistula because Louis XIV had one.


    Well it's that Louis XVI who had phimosis so he couldn't even get it on with Marie Antionette for about seven years after they got married.
  • ski9600: I've had 3 episodes of gout.  All of them in my right ankle.  They say that cherry juice can help, but it's nowhere near immediate, and the pain is pretty bad.

    One of my episodes was on Oahu, went to the ER right before a flight because I didn't think I could walk down the aisle to my seat.  They prescribed Prednisone, went and picked it up and boarded the flight feeling fine about 3 hours later.  My doctor won't give me any though.


    There is nothing that does what prednisone can do for you. I've been living on it for years. My doc knocked me off the massive doses I was taking, but I couldn't walk or unclench my fingers without it.
    Prednisone withdrawal is quite .... unpleasant. I wish someone had warned me.
  • palelizard: Ragin' Asian: There were some who pretended to have gout because it was seen as a rich person's disease. There was also a spate of French aristocracy who pretended or even got surgery to have an anal fistula because Louis XIV had one.

    Easy way to check if they actually have gout is to give their toe a squeeze. If they don't fall over screaming and swear a blood vendetta against you and all your generations, they were faking.


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  • Yeah, not exactly earth shattering news, new news anyway. The ultra rich ate things that the commoners couldn't afford, spurned what they could, and generally died from it, miserably.
    Another general sign of being rich, other than limping, and dying young? Being fat.... hard to be fat when you work all day and barely have enough to eat.

    Yeah, there are always exceptions and different times, but on the whole...
  • (getting old sucks, sometimes things randomly hurt).

    No schitt?
    I had an older co-worker who once defined "getting old" to me. "You are old when all your heros are dead, and you can hurt yourself sleeping."
    He was not wrong.

    I've "worked on my feet" for my entire life, and boy... are they ever pissed off about it!
    Meh, better than being a flaccid ass-farmer. *shrug*
  • palelizard: ski9600: I've had 3 episodes of gout.  All of them in my right ankle.  They say that cherry juice can help, but it's nowhere near immediate, and the pain is pretty bad.

    One of my episodes was on Oahu, went to the ER right before a flight because I didn't think I could walk down the aisle to my seat.  They prescribed Prednisone, went and picked it up and boarded the flight feeling fine about 3 hours later.  My doctor won't give me any though.

    I can't remember what I was given for my gout attacks (ankle to big toe), but they didn't help that fast. Absolute agony. I've got allopurinol now so I haven't had one in years, but I still get nervous if I miss a dose or just get any random pains in my feet (getting old sucks, sometimes things randomly hurt).


    Getting old is better than the alternative.

    Yesterday I went to the funeral of a 44-year-old who died of the same kind of cancer that killed John McCain.
  • I recently stumbled upon Max Miller's Tasting History YT channel. I found that he has done a video on this era. Pretty fascinating.

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  • Percise1: (getting old sucks, sometimes things randomly hurt).

    No schitt?
    I had an older co-worker who once defined "getting old" to me. "You are old when all your heros are dead, and you can hurt yourself sleeping."
    He was not wrong.

    I've "worked on my feet" for my entire life, and boy... are they ever pissed off about it!
    Meh, better than being a flaccid ass-farmer. *shrug*


    Farming asses stinks.
  • Concrete Donkey: How farking stupid do you have to be to wonder how food was made before machines?


    Oh, like you even know where tacos live.
  • Rene ala Carte: I may not eat like a king, but I am sure glad that I have antibiotics, air conditioning and central heat, anesthetics, elevators, hearing aids, flush toilets, and clean running water among other things whenever I need them.


    We eat much better than the ancient rich did. Fresh fruits and vegetables year round. Access to a wide variety of meats at pretty reasonable prices, to the point that obesity and diabetes are common among the poor. Oh, and chocolate. You can get a pound of the stuff for $5.
  • algman: Rene ala Carte: I may not eat like a king, but I am sure glad that I have antibiotics, air conditioning and central heat, anesthetics, elevators, hearing aids, flush toilets, and clean running water among other things whenever I need them.

    We eat much better than the ancient rich did. Fresh fruits and vegetables year round. Access to a wide variety of meats at pretty reasonable prices, to the point that obesity and diabetes are common among the poor. Oh, and chocolate. You can get a pound of the stuff for $5.


    also spices and herbs. videre licet KFC.
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