Boyfriend having bad gout attack...
April 20, 2014 1:20 PM Subscribe
My boyfriend is having a very bad gout attack, hasn't slept in a couple of days and is now refusing to eat anything at all because he thinks it will exacerbate the gout.
posted by mysterious_stranger to Health & Fitness (18 answers total)
My question isn't about general treatment advice for gout, or general diet, but specifically whether not eating anything at all when having a gout attack is healthy.
My instincts say he should eat something because not eating places additional stress on the body. I want to fix him some low-purine foods but he won't eat anything or drink anything except water and cherry juice.
I haven't been able to find anything online about whether not eating during a gout attack would help, hurt, or not matter.