Keith’s GoutPal Story 2020 Forums Please Help My Gout! Your Gout New to Gout but low UA Levels Mystery?

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    Yes diet can only contribute so much towards high SUA and Gout  BUT animal products and alcohol DEFINITELY are bad for Gout!

    Low SUA and still having Gout/Gout symptoms could be cold related. Do you have cold feet? Also lot of people have drop in SUA readings during a flare up.

    I can't confirm if you have Gout or not though. Get doc to test your joint fluid to get a 100% accurate diagnosis.


    2.4 to 4.4 is normal ? Which scale are you being measured on ? Most people on here are from the States and are generally measured in mg/dl. I am in the UK and was measured in mmol. I wonder whether, actually, your measurement was 450 and then 460 mmol, which I think corresponds to about 7.6 mg/dl. That would make more sense as your symptoms sound like gout to me.

    I had lots of tingling in many joints after my last attack. I have been on allopurinol now for about 8 months; no attacks, though lots of soreness, tingling and stabbing pains in various joints which I hope is old crystals dissolving. In the last couple of weeks, though, even that has receded a little, though sometimes it goes away only to reappear a few days later.

    If this is your first attack, it is unlikely your GP will put you straight on allop. It could be a while before your next attack – for me 5 years between attack 1 and 2, and another 5 between attack 2 and 3. However, there is an extremely strong likelihood that you WILL have another attack in the future, most unfortuantely do. Afraid to say, much as I'm sure you don't want to hear it, but drinking a lot of beer will probably bring attack number 2 forward.

    Don't despair; remember you have allopurinol waiting for you when you're ready to start. It is usually very well tolerated and does the job nicely.

    In the meantime, I would question the basis of those stats, if I were you.


    Short term changes in diet have no real bearing on long term problems- which is Gout.

    Your SUA could be quite volatile after an attack and change through the day anyway.

    It may be that it will take some time to see what is happening with your SUA and any other issues that may be confusing diagnosis.

    Certainly a reading @6+ mg/dl and cold feet could bring on an attack by all our calculations here!

    With care you could manage this without meds imo, but not on a bad diet and your old levels of hooch tbh.



    Did you actually break your toe? Or did it just FEEL like you did?


    I think the scale im on is mg/dl as im in the UK like trev. I definately didn't break the toe as I had it xrayed.

    I feel for you people with this, it really sucks! I guess there's worse things to cope with in life and its about time I gave up the drink anyway. I'll go back to the GP in a few months and get him to test me again, just in case the Kidneys are packing in! In the mean time I guess I could look into getting some Colchicine tablets, just in case I feel an attack coming on.

    Thanks for your comments and keep up the good work, helping newbies like me.

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