Recurring attacks

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    Chris Perry hepworth
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    I changed my lifestyle 6 months ago, no alcohol and very little meat. My gp prescribed alopurinol and I’ve increased my water intake. However I am still getting attacks, generally if I don’t quite make my 2 litres of water per day. Would adding minerals to water help?

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    nobody
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    It’s not uncommon for gout therapies to take more than 6 months to work.
    In order to say more about your situation, we’d need to know:
    -your uric acid test results
    -for how long you’ve had gout

    Maybe try getting used to drinking a bit more water? It’s not going to hurt. That way, you’ll get enough even on the days when you don’t feel like drinking much.
    You need to add stuff to water when you aren’t eating. Unless you have a terrible diet, there are enough minerals in your food.

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