Gout on a bike

robing
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Re: Gout on a bike

Postby robing » 20 May 2019, 11:21am

Allopurinol is a cheap and safe drug but needs to be taken lifelong as a preventative, so I think is why GPs aren't in a rush to prescribe. I coped for many years by treating flare ups with nsaid, but it progressed to a point where I needed to go on preventative. Avoiding dehydration is the most important thing. And it is a strongly inherited condition. My father had it and I got my first attack at 35.

axel_knutt
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Re: Gout on a bike

Postby axel_knutt » 22 May 2019, 9:30pm

robing wrote:Allopurinol is a cheap and safe drug

It killed my father.
“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

robing
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Re: Gout on a bike

Postby robing » 23 May 2019, 10:22am

axel_knutt wrote:
robing wrote:Allopurinol is a cheap and safe drug

It killed my father.

Really? How?