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  • in reply to: Am I on the right path? #19939
    Ron Avery

    I really appreciate your genuine concern for me and everyone on this forum. I will keep posting updates as to my progress.

    I am the same way. I’ll only take pain meds if I really have to. I’ve always been very active so not being able to play squash or exercise at the gym really has me down. Once my joints feel better I hope I can get back at it.

    I have a question about diet. I eat a fairly healthy diet ( or so I think). Lots of fruit and veggies, red meat maybe once a week, chicken & salmon moreso & pork once in a while. I drink very little soda pop and drink water like a fish. However, a lot of the veggies I like are on the high purines list and I typically eat beans, lentils and peas at least once a week each. I also enjoy my alcohol & beer but typically no more than 2 drinks a day unless I’m with friends on the weekend or up at the cottage then that number goes up substantially. Should I alter my diet now at the beginning when I’m trying to get my UA down or should I keep eating normally so that the Allopurinol dosage I take gets adjusted to the right level to keep my UA level below 5 based on my diet ?

    What I’m trying to say is if I were to adjust my diet now to a very low purine no alcohol diet then 200mg of Allo might get and keep my UA at say 4.2. If I don’t adjust my diet then my Allo may have to be increased to say 3-400mg to get me to that same 4.2.

    I do not want to live a teetotalling strict lifestyle. Life’s too short and I enjoy food and alcohol too much !

    What are your thoughts ?

    in reply to: Am I on the right path? #19929
    Ron Avery

    Hi Keith,

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    I still have some pain and stiffness/limited mobility in both knees but they are getting better. Should I continue taking Naproxen to get the swelling down or save it for any future attacks since I’ve started on the Colchicine ?

    Also, if I’m just on the Allopurinol and Colchicine daily and I do get a flare up do I increase the colchicine temporarily (and to what dosage) and hit it with Naproxen as well or just the Naproxen ?


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