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I agree with temperature being a factor in gout attacks. I have a spa that i use regularly but put it off for a while because when i felt the tingle it would seem to bring on an attack. Now being a bit wiser i feel this was from dissolving crystals as it seemed to come and go as i was having a spa.
What are the figures for the ua levels for forming and dissolving of the crystals?
I got my uasure to day and i am at 5.2mg/dl at 0900 and i had breakfast before. Should you fast before test as it states in the instructions and for how long? Zip mention not testing first thing in the morning, Why is this?
It will be interesting my levels after the weekend as i am going away water sking and drinking from today till sunday. Do you take more allpuranol when you have a binge?
So many questions
When you say it like that it does seem expensive that includes extra pack a of 25 test strips extra control solution and 100 lancets for the and the stung me $27 13pound for delivery which thought was a bit steep but all for knowing what level of allpuronul i need and how different things may put the uric acid up or down.
Why don't you test at sparrows fart?
All is pain free at the moment which makes life a bit easier. When it is flareing up does it affect any thing in the joint by walking on it or working other than the pain? I tend to push it i have my own concrete cutting business that dosen't allow my to be idle.
I have ordered the UA sure from Arctic Medical UK it cost AUD $177 plus $27 postage to Sydney Australia. I will let you know how i find it. I think it will be good for a reference from week to week instead of a accurate level.
What does colchicine do? I have been taking the Voltaren 150mg/day (diclofenac sodium) to reduce the swelling and pain which seems to do the trick.
Have a good day all
Well looks like i'm off to the blood bank least it will benifit somebody if not me. Thanks Zip
What if you gave blood regularly?
I'm just mind boggled reading this web site it's fantastic. I have had a few attacks over the last 3-4 years and proably 4 in the last year probaly more now that i realise that it wasn't the squash or soccer or walking that hammered my ankle. I'm 41year old 98kg 1.75M tall reasonably fit work as a concrete cutter and love my beer.
After seeing the doctor on a few occaisions he finally got me to get a blood test which confirmed my high uric acid level. After saying i feel that i have had a few attacks he put me on allpuranol 150mg/day. I waited for the attack to subside and started taking it 4 weeks ago and i'm now up to my 2nd attack in as many weeks in my other ankle which i have never had it in. I went back to the doctor and he advised not having another test. I have just now ordered my UASure tester.
I don't understand my trigger as i seem to do the same thing most of the time ie drinking beer lots eating prawns say over christmas and not getting an attack then not drinking and eating as much at other times and get an attack. Makes it hard to work out.
Is this turning into a epidmic ? As i find more than 75% of male associates i know of similar age have gout do you find similar quantities?
Thanks for a great site