Jerry Mills

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  • in reply to: Colchicine, Acupuncture, and Fasting for gout #9138
    Jerry Mills


    Thanks for taking time to post your thoughts and advice – I really appreciate it.

    I have had flares on and off for the past 7 years or so. I have been seeing my doctor (though I have not been happy with their care/knowledge which led me here.

    This is the first flare that lasted over a week, and first that moved from one leg to the other.

    I started acupuncture last week as well as intermittent fasting plu had three days of colchicine past Sat-Tues. Also based on reading material here nd another site suggesting warm therapy as opposed to cold therapy, I visited our hot tub and found nearly immediate relief and reduction of swelling.

    Since Wednesday last week the pain has been remarkably lower. I wake up with stiffness/soreness and take ibuprofen, drink lots of water, visit hot tub, take tart cherry pills.

    I visited acupuncture again yesterday.

    I will attempt starting exercise again via stationary bike/eliptical as im not quite ready for walking yet.

    I also ordered some quercetin/bromelein and dandelein supplements via Amazon as there have been lots of people saying it helped process the uric acid from their system.

    I also have an appointment with a rheumatologist in a couple weeks so it will be good to begin a relationship there.

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