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gout = grrr

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Well been a T1D since 2003 n I've run high most of the time until getting told celiac disease a few years ago (2012 era). Changed a few things, n gotten my a1c into range from 10.8 to 6.8 in 4 months n from 6.8 to 4.6 in 12 months. Last couple months have been fun with one infection upon another resulting in the loss of a tooth implant, so still trying to get that one figured out. Now this, Monday after a church gathering to see all but two of the wards missionaries off to other wards got home to my big toe being tender. Thought nothing of it, Tuesday it was still sore felt like a strain so rested it but gave it no thought, Wednesday couldn't walk from the pain elevated it ice etc said if no better I'd call GP the next day n I did, saw my GP Friday and after looking at it she said, looks like you have gout. Bleep, bleep, bleep! So put on a med for a few days to try and clear things up. If it's not better by mid next week need to get back in and see what the next step is. Asked why it happened and what I could do to prevent it. Was told my levels have been elevated for a few years now, but wasn't a concern because of my lifestyle (main triggers I don't indulge in) yet it still developed and I'm ticked because I don't won't to be on another medication I already can't afford my diabetic supplies as is (insulin being the most costly - unlike the states, our Walmart doesn't sell the cheap insulin or testing supplies) Oh well one more bump in the road to get over.
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    After this appearance of gout is over, ask your doctor to take Allupuranal. It's a drug that prevent's future gout attacks.
    1671 days ago
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