Started by pbat, September 24, 2012, 10:29:48 PM
QuoteFor the past 12 months I have been severely crippled with attacks of gout in both my left knee and right ankle. An attack can last anything from 5-10 days and can leave me unable to leave the bed for days at a time. I have kept a note of my attacks and have had 6 severe since new years day and 3 mild attacks.
QuotePersonally I think this is bollocks as I quit the beer at the start of June and have had three attacks since.
Quote from: pbat on September 25, 2012, 03:09:34 AMDrinkHarp, I have been on the Allupurinol for the last six weeks and have had only one flare up in that time. I lived for 3 years in the Middle East until last year and I only had one attack in that period. I think the warm climate may have been a help. My booze intake would never have been massive, usually a few pints on a Thursday night which my GP said was exceptable but I have decided to quit it for weight loss purposes. I dislocated my knee and broke my ankle 6 or 7 years ago and I was wondering would weakness in them joints have an impact,my knee would pop out sometimes when i walk. I will try the cherry drink but ultimately I need to get the weight back down to a more controlled level.