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I tried to manage it through diet and exercise, but I like to booze, so it

just doesn't work. Invariably between some lobster rolls, drinking, late working nights, I'll eventually get a relatively bad attack.

I've always hated taking any kind of medication, but finally had to accept that taking something to manage the uric acid was critical if I didn't want to change my lifestyle, so I got allopurinol and as long as I take it regularly, no attacks.

If you want to try and avoid medication, I think the key is to stay hydrated at all times (boozing is not good for that), and get rest. Avoid shellfish (I thought this was an old wives' tale, but I can definitely attest to eating shellfish and feeling the beginnings of an attack coming on).

If you're suffering from an attack, you may need something more than just ibuprofen, a more powerful anti-inflammatory like colchicine.

(In response to this post by Cold Hoober Hoo)

Posted: 02/04/2020 at 10:27AM


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