Thanks for taking time to post your thoughts and advice – I really appreciate it.
I have had flares on and off for the past 7 years or so. I have been seeing my doctor (though I have not been happy with their care/knowledge which led me here.
This is the first flare that lasted over a week, and first that moved from one leg to the other.
I started acupuncture last week as well as intermittent fasting plu had three days of colchicine past Sat-Tues. Also based on reading material here nd another site suggesting warm therapy as opposed to cold therapy, I visited our hot tub and found nearly immediate relief and reduction of swelling.
Since Wednesday last week the pain has been remarkably lower. I wake up with stiffness/soreness and take ibuprofen, drink lots of water, visit hot tub, take tart cherry pills.
I visited acupuncture again yesterday.
I will attempt starting exercise again via stationary bike/eliptical as im not quite ready for walking yet.
I also ordered some quercetin/bromelein and dandelein supplements via Amazon as there have been lots of people saying it helped process the uric acid from their system.
I also have an appointment with a rheumatologist in a couple weeks so it will be good to begin a relationship there.