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Thank you for all the help! And i didn’t realize age also made uric acid levels go up. At some point I know I need to focus on lifestyle changes, I’m just hoping the allopurinol will push that off for a while.
Sorry for the delayed response, I was traveling for work.
Thank you very much for all the information!! I definitely think I’m going to try the allopurinol. (I’m Irish and Italian) so will do the 50 or 100 to start. I know these questions are almost impossible to answer because everyone’s body is different, especially with gout. But 1) in your experience should allopurinol allow me to live my life as normal? ie. eat meat regulatory and consume alcohol. 2) (again I know this is just a guess/opinion) but given my levels are low, if I’m on allopurinol for 2 – 3 years and my body is able to dissolve the current crystals, would I be able to come off the medication and basically starting over from ground zero?
In regards to my diet when this happened (losing the 25 lbs in two months). I was doing the intermittent fasting (wouldn’t eat after 6pm) and would box for an hour the next morning on an empty stomach. I also switched to eating salmon every day for lunch for the two months. Basically I did everything wrong!
Hi, sorry if this response is long. Just want to give you all the information. Yes, I use to be heavier. I’m 6’3” and last Sept I was put on an anti anxiety medication that took my weight from 209 lbs to 245 lbs in six months. After stopping the medication I started working out heavily and got back down to 220 lbs in two months, that is when the attack happened. But prior to that I’ve been in a 210 lbs range (again I’m 6’3”) for the last six year. Prior to 2012 I was heavier (back at the 235 range for a while).
Admittedly I do binge drink on weekends, but only vodka.
The 7.2 mg/dl is what they’re using. The podiatrist diagnosed gout from the symptoms and look / heat of my toe. But he didn’t actually draw fluid from it.
Lastly the only drug I take on a weekly basis is prescribed testosterone shots. Thank you again for all your advice!