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My Uric acid results came back as 4.1, so you’re right that wasn’t the issue. Turns out I was very high in Vitamin B12 (1397 pg/mL. normal range – 213 – 816 pg/mL) and possibly B6. I have stopped all supplements and I’m waiting for the B6 results.
Fortunately, the symptoms have begun to subside already.
Thanks again for your insights.
I appreciate your insights. Yes, lesson learned the hard way on this one… 🙁
Blessings to you for everything you’re doing to share your knowledge and help people!
Keto diet triggered pins & needles, numbness in calves & feet
I’m new to the forum and looking for relief for potential uric acid flareups after being on the Keto diet for a week per Dr. Eric Berg’s protocol. I am trying to get off Keto and onto a more Mediterranean eating plan, however every time I eat, I am getting flare-ups.
I will contact my doctor on Monday for a blood test to confirm my suspicion of high uric acid. In the meantime, I’ve been trying “hacks” of pickle juice, sauerkraut, cherry juice, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and potassium citrate supplements to try and keep the pins and needles/numbness from my calves and feet. I’ve also got cold spots in my fingertips, and some numbness in the left arm and shoulder.
When I eat, I feel immediate flushing into my left calf and foot, especially.
To complicate things, I developed gastritis after using the Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon juice, which Dr. Berg recommends to keep the uric acid crystals under control.
I suspect I’ve had fairly high uric acid levels that have been undetected for many years, suffering from fibromyalgia symptoms on an off since my early 20’s (now 53).
I appreciate all of the information you have compiled and will be back in touch when I have blood test results from my doctor. If you have any suggestions in the meantime, I’d appreciate them. I don’t want to overdo the hacks, and I’m also feeling desperate from the pain!
I have been experiencing symptoms of gout periodically for a couple of years now. Each flare-up brings fairly standard gout symptoms, and the triggers are fairly standard gout triggers. My doctor ran blood tests and my uric acid levels were not high, so he drew fluid from the affected joint
There were no uric acid crystals in the fluid. (There also were no calcium crystals to indicate pseudogout, which was the other possibility.)
I later explained this all to my chiropractor, and she said that it would be diagnosed as non-uric acid gout, which I had never heard of. I tried looking it up for more information and I can’t find anything about it. Has anybody ever heard of it or had a similar experience?
Side note: I don’t know if this has any significance, but I do not fit the typical demographic for a gout-sufferer. I am a 24 year old female. I know it has led my doctors to doubt that I could have it, but does that mean I couldn’t have gout?
Any insight is appreciated!
My doctor says I have gout but I don’t think so. …I have polycystic kidney disease and that has resulted in elevated uric acid about 9.0….my only symptom is tender red raised patches sometimes near a joint but not always. No actual joint pain at all.I also have positive anti rho antibody. …I think this is autoimmune response most likely Sjogrens but he wants me to take uloric
Hi I was diagnosed with tendinitis about 6months ago in my ankle but for the last 3 months I have been getting attacks of really bad pain in the joint at the top right hand side of my right foot at the ankle . I visited my gp and she tested my uric acid levels which were high she prescribed naproxen and colcohine tablets for relief of gout , I asked her about allopurinol but she said she would rather I changed my diet first which I have done and have lost 7lbs in weight so far but in this time I have had 3 more attacks of the gout which is now getting me depressed as I can not play any sport as walking is really painful . Today I have taken it on myself to start taking allopurinol not sure if this is a good step but I am desperate and was lucky enough to have a wife that takes this drug already . Io have no confidence in my gp she is more interested in my diet than my pain I’m 5ft 6in and weigh 13st 6lb . What would you suggest I do for the best Regards Robert
[originally posted by lapsed GoutPal member: Robert Taylor]