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Where is Benecheck Uric Acid meter Support? April 5, 2019Where is Benecheck Uric Acid meter Support?I recently purchased a BeneCheck meter. I haven’t received it yet but I am wondering where I can buy additional uric acid test strips. I live in Arizona near Tucson. Internet searches came up short for US distributors.

Can drinking club soda help my gout? December 2, 2018Can drinking club soda help my gout?“Gout and club soda raises interesting questions. Can fizzy water help gout? Yes, with a couple of warnings. See the truth before wasting money on gout cures.” Thousands of gout sufferers have asked about club soda and gout. So, I’ve summarized some key points from old discussions: Subject Facts Discussion Summary Soda Water and Gout Best Home Remedies For Gout: Water Gout ...

Gout pain finally gone, but swelling persists November 26, 2018Gout pain finally gone, but swelling persistsThis popular topic answers some individual questions about persistent gout pain. So I urge you to read BigAl’s question and replies below. Because they give a good insight into different aspects of lingering gout pain control. But first, you should read some relevant gout facts. Then you can add to this discussion with your own ...

Mild gout attack? What are mild gout symptoms? September 22, 2018Mild gout attack? What are mild gout symptoms?Hello all, about a year and a half ago I had my first gout attack and since then I have had a further two attacks. All three were within 6 months of one another, in my ankles, and were excruciatingly painful. I haven’t had an attack in 12 months. Yesterday I noticed a dull ache in ...

What is the best febuxostat dose for gout? September 22, 2018What is the best febuxostat dose for gout?How often does one need to take febuxostat if on a 40mg? I have had gout attacks for a few times and taking allopurinol did not work for years on a 300mg. I took the 40mg febuxostat just in 3 days the pain in my foot has greatly subsided. My UA is about 7+-8+. How many do I need to take? One in the morning and one in the night?

Are Gall Bladder Removal and Gout Related? September 21, 2018Are Gall Bladder Removal and Gout Related?Gall Bladder Removal and Gout I had my gall bladder removed a few years ago and since then I have noticed the gout creeping in. Is there any significance with that? Because of the digestion changing (no gall bladder). That message from a lapsed GoutPal member started a long discussion about gout and gallbladder. Keith concluded: Is there a ...

Blueberry antioxidants and febuxostat September 16, 2018Blueberry antioxidants and febuxostat@nobody - hope your well. Being on Febuxostat longer then me your experience may help. My blood results have come back and the hemoglobin has recovered slightly so things seem 'reasonably stable'. The one result that baffled me and the rheumatologist for that matter is the uric acid level climbed up to 512ummol which is almost as much as it was when I was taking 20mgs. So going by the numbers we have: 20mgs - 514ummol 30mgs - 491ummol 40mgs - 487ummol (blood test mid Jan) 40mgs - 512ummol (blood test end Jan)

USA Clinical Trials for Gout and Uric Acid September 16, 2018USA Clinical Trials for Gout and Uric AcidClinical Gout & Kidney Trial near Chicago, IL Clinical Investigation Specialists, CIS Research, in Gurnee IL near Chicago, IL is conducting a Clinical Trial involving Kidney Disease and Gout The EXPLORE study will observe the safety and effectiveness of using the medication lesinurad in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI), as opposed to using an XOI ...

Pain relieving patches for Gout September 16, 2018Pain relieving patches for GoutI’m a 63-year-old male who’s had gout for 15 years. In my case, Predisone or MethylPREDNIsolone gets rid of the pain and swelling in 6-8 hours depending on when You catch it. Long-term predisone I know is not the answer. I’ve become a vegetarian and drink beer. My outbreaks are not severe anymore. I steam ...

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