I have been talking about this team with WOUBBIE, and got an invite today. I was diagnosed in December after several painful months of hobbling around with pain in my foot, and ankle( right one ). I thought I twisted it, even paid $350 for orthotics 2 days before I got a call saying I had gout.. thanks podiatrist!
I noticed that every time I drank a liter of Pepsi, I got a flare-up within 2 days. I eat low carb to help with other health issues I have( CHF, diabetes, A-fib), so it is rare enough for me to drink pop, that I noticed. I was cheating about every 10-14 days, and flare-ups followed like clockwork. So since mid February, almost 3 weeks, no cheats, and eating low carb... NO FLARE-UPS. I hope this continues, or at least they become more rare.
I kept reading I might get a flare-up every 6 months, and was wondering if I was just getting them more often than everyone else, but it seems a lot of people are getting them one after the other. I hope to learn more about gout, and be of help to others if I can.
My diabetes is under control with low carb, and I believe it will help with gout also( by cutting out sugar ). My basic belief is that our current nutrition causes a lot of these diseases( diabetes, gout, hypertension, high cholesterol), and reversing the diet, will reverse the diseases.My cholesterol is down to 125, my BP was 104/61, and my last A1C was 5.5 with no meds. Now I need to manage my gout, and cutting sugar seems to be working.. time will tell
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4