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10 thoughts on “Thursday – 16 Sep 2010

  1. I never got in the habit of taking it either, even though I knew about it as early as 2003. I finally accepted that I will have to take one pill a day the rest of my life, but that is preferable to taking the long term damage from chronic gout. For me, the attacks seem to be more related to “fiestas” when a combination of meat, sweets and alcohol does me in. I’m enjoying your blog, keep up the good work!

    1. Well I’ll have to accept that too, I guess. Either that or stop eating steak…NOT! If eating steaks AND drinking alcohol is causing the gout, then I’m going to need some extra medication.
      I’m glad you like the blog. Seems most people do, wish there were about 5000 more people like you, reading and enjoying.
      As far as I can tell there are only about 4 of y’all that read on a regular basis, Joyce (my sister), Keith, Winda and you. So if you don’t mind spreading the word, please do. You are free to give out my URL as long as it’s not to obscene places. Also let me know if you have anymore suggestions. This one didn’t work out, but the next one may be just what I’m looking for.

    1. You might want to fix it so these comments are shown in descending order of posting as opposed to ascending order of posting.

      1. I think I can do that, but why do you say so? If I did that, then every time I wanted to answer one, I’d have to go to the bottom instead of having it handy at the top.

  2. UJ,

    I’ve had terrible gout for over 10 years now. It would come and go, but when it came it was like a mack truck. I would be totally disabled for a week or more. I would treat the chronic attacks with colchicine. The new way to take that drug is 2 tabs when it first hits and 1 tab an hour later. It has nasty intestinal side effects, but its worth it. After my latest and worst ever attack I started taking Allopurinol every day and I have not had an attack for over 8 months, which is th longest I’ve gone since the first attack. Look it up on the web and if it seems like it would suit you, go get it at the local botika, take it daily and see if it works for you.

    1. Thank you, but I already have this medicine for the same purpose. I have just been neglecting to take it. This is my first attack since I’ve been here, May, so, 4 months, plus about a month before that. I will not forget it again though. I think I caught this before it got too terrible. The first one I got was like you described, and I didn’t like that one bit.

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