Greetings Saskatchewan Dave. I've had periodic gout attacks for most of the last decade. Even when between attacks, often it does not seem all-the-way gone so much as just in the background. One bad meal choice can bring it back. My observations:
1. Weight is a risk factor for me. I was more susceptible when I weighed more. I tend to get fewer attacks, and of diminished severity, when I lose weight.
2. Being dehydrated can greatly increase both the likelihood and severity. Cherries help (I did GNC cherry capsules for a few years - lately I have better luck with mixing liquid cherry concentrate into Sparky water.
3. Beer and red meat both can be triggers, if one has them in excess. More me, even more so, it's cheese. Not all kinds, but the specific pattern remains elusive. Cheeses I like more put me more at risk.
4. You are right; Woubbie is a tremendous resource to us all.
5. Nothing seems the definitive trigger or the definitive cure. In part, I believe gout susceptibility is genetic. Like those ads for Lipitor...
"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)
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