GOUT AND BING CHERRIES
(Stuart, Fl, USA)
I have had gout for over 30 years, with 8-10 attacks per year. This last summer I was able to get fresh bing cherries for a four month period and made sure I ate at least 25 a day. I never had a gout attack and now that the bing growing season is over I am eating about 25 dried bing cherries two to three times a week. I have been doing this for over two months with no attacks. I tried cherry juice but a doctor said that "cherry juice will not prevent gout" and he was right as it made no difference in the number of attacks I had per year.
After all these years I can tell when a gout attack is coming and take two .6 colchicine tablets, one right away and the other an hour later. When I do this 95% of the time I will not get the gout. The few times that i will get the gout I take five .6 colchicine tablets, one every hour for five hours. Then also take two 75 Mg indomethacin per day, with 12 hour intervals for three to four days at the most. Normally I get relief in one or two days.
Hope this helps someone.