Wow, found your post - looking on line trying to figure out what brought on my first gout attack in 2 years since losing 100lbs - started taking gingko biloba a few weeks ago!!! I had no idea that it could aggrevate my old gout issue!! Has anyone else had this experience?
I started Ginkgo a few weeks ago as well, and my gout acted up twice in 3 weeks. I haven't had an attack since a year ago. Don't know if its coincidence, or if Ginkgo is really bad for Gout. Read somewhere that it contains traces of colchicine, which is a type of Gout medication for flare ups. I will try staying off, and see if my gout attacks again.
Amazing, I started the gingko a couple of months ago and four weeks later started experiencing my 'worst' and longest lasting bout with gout(in about 30 years of off and on bouts, NONE in the last 6 years). Nowhere near my Doc, I tried a few leftover Indocin and then hit the ibuprofen hard...very little relief in three full weeks! I've been on celery seed and cherry extracts for a couple of weeks and have seen little result. Wish I had found this message board before this morning...everything I had read before indicated that gingko had possible BENEFITS for gout. No more for me until I get this figured out!
I've taken Ginkgo Biloba for a month, my gout pain in my big toe started a week ago and has been nearly constant, the longest attack I've had. I will stop Ginkgo Biloba immediately and see how it goes. I see daily aspirin may not be good either.
I wish I had seen this post earlier!!! I have been I tears for a week because the pain has been so bad!!! That was the only thing new in my diet. This is the second morning I have been off of it but I'm am still in so much pain!!! I ate about a pound of cherries yesterday, taken lots of Tylenol & naproxen, & still the pain hasn't subsided. This has been my longest & worst attack ever!!!! This time I had a joint on the side of my left heel but under my ankle swell up. This area has never been affected before. This time was so bad!!!! I am nurse & I have never heard this before. Never again will I take ginko biloba!!!!!!
Celery seed works .need to take two caps 450mg a day .morning and evening. Also boswellia its indian Frank incense is good . Difene and NSAIDS will wreck your stomach and gut lining. Also increase heart attack risk by 60 percent.
Ps tylenol will make attacks worse as its acid forming -acetominophen or paracetamol as the rest of the world calls it. CHERRIES are good but I never found them that effective. Raw tomatoes good but cooked ones are lethal.Also avoid salmon like the plague., pork , sausages, beer, , cooked meats,.Chicken is ok but plain and no gravy.Alkaline foods cucumber, celery, walnuts, potatoes, carrots, white fish in mOderation, avocado, turmeric is good use ot Like saltas its anti inflammatory as well.drink 2 litres water per day.