I get severe, debilitating attacks of gout. So severe that I cannot go to work for up to 4 weeks at a time and have to use the intermittent Family Leave that my company provides.
Flares occur in my finger joints, knees, elbow, and feet. Thus making it difficult to get dressed by myself and even to drive to work.
My flares seem to occur when I am taken off of colchicine. Just allopurinol does not help. My serum blood workups have me at a 12 (normal range 4-8). I have been taking ACV for the last 4 weeks and I seem to feel better. I have added the ACV with the tart cherry juice concentrate I take. My recipe for this is as follows: 0.75 oz tart cherry juice and 0.75 oz ACV taken with a glass of filtered water. Twice a day. It seems to take the edge off my joint pain and I have just started adding 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 times a day to the regimen. The trophi on my left foot and my right index finger on my hand seem to be shrinking. I am drinking upwards of 3L of water daily.
I will be going in for a followup in the next few weeks for another blood uric acid level to see if any of my meds can slowly be decreased without causing another flare with the goal of being totally off both the colchicine and allopurinol.
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