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Dino, glad you found this site. It will help you understand gout. I was misdiagnosed for 5 yrs. I trust the information I get here more than my doctor. I read here that sua levels might be low during an attack. Get another test when you are back to normal. My level was 9.7. Needs to be below 6. I am sure others will chime in soon to help you. Good luck
Zip, Trev said you and I would get along. I have taken aspirin for ten years but quit after reading on this site. I will reconsider after things settled down. (Day 3 on AP 300mg, so far so good)
I just picked up my AP from pharma. 100mg tabs 3 times a day. I thought it would be 1 300mg tab a day. Does it make any differance?
Have plenty of colchicine. My wife has me on a strict diet. No meat or beer among other things. Which meter do you recommend. I recall a Kernel, UASure, ect. Thanks for you advice. I will get the lab test in a few weeks, then monitor at home regularly.
Thanks for the replies.
Trev, I do value a min med. approach. I have also read on this forum that diet alone can only lower SUA levels by 1 point. If my next test confirms 9+, would you recommend AP?
Thanks for the reply Trev (I think?) I am 58yrs old and have had a good life with no restrictions. I have a wife of 34yrs and three great sons. It is some what depressing to think that now I have to limit some of the things that I love. I have been scouring these pages for answers, from home remedies to diet. Any info I receive here is much appreciated.
Thanks for the reply zip, especially the last sentence. I did have a UA test a couple of years ago and the Dr. said it was normal. Like you, my number could have been high then but I would not have known any better. I will get it checked again next week. From what I have read here, you do not start AP during an attack. This is my third day on crutches. I feel the worst is over and should be able to limp tomorrow. Thanks to this forum, I will be better informed when I go to the doctor this time.
Sorry, I mean rheumatologist