I'm due for a uric acid check in several weeks...and almost certain it will be fine! Personally, I chose to take allopurinol so I don't get the micro-damage that slowly will accumulate, even without flares....
As for exercise---going great this month!! We are starting to challenge ourselves in preparation for a summer backpack trip...so yesterday's walk was 4.25 miles carrying said backpack with about 20lbs. Will be working to get that up to 30 pounds, along with LOTS of hills by summer!!
Hope everyone here is starting the New Year Flare Free...and doing what you can to eat right, and get to a healthy Lifestyle!! patti
Patti "You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view" Obiwan Return of the Jedi
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I became a fish or sorts, in part in response to my own gout. My observations may give you solace:
1. The frequency and severity of your attacks should subside through time, all things equal (see Woubbie's post on your other thread).
2. Swimming will help, but stay hydrated even in the pool. I always have a water bottle on the ledge.
3. Lean on your Doc for symptom relief and perhaps for Allopurinol (and see about that Indomethacin).
4. The frequency and severity of my attacks have lessened considerably now that there is 60 lbs less of me. There is an obesity correlation to be sure. I find my limiting sugar, red meat and cheese, and by eating cherries, I've got the upper hand without scripts. There is hope!
"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)
I normally swim at the YMCA each morning as I had a total knee replacement in May. Gout seemed to be found as I had a high uric acid count. I thought I had a bad bunion. I had gone off my celiac and low carb diet. All of this is new to me. I have many ailments and take numerous medications.I sought help after my feet were tingling and hurt and burning so bad I didn't want to walk. I would only swim in deep water as I didn't want to stand on the pool bottom. Naropophy and given Lyrica....so many new meds..We'll see what happens from now on.. I think sugar is the culprit and now that I have gone back to reading labels and staying on low carb and as little sugar as possible I will keep you posted as to the gout problem and the success of Uloric and diet and exercise...
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