So I cut out the booze and went on a vegetarian diet for 3 weeks (was quite refreshing), now only having wine on weekends (no beer), little to no red meat and eating way more healthy (gout had subsided now).
Now apparently i'm told I have to be on this diet for the rest of my life....and eventually allopurinol (uric acid lowering drugs) by the time im 50
Im like WHAT !!!
Does your body just suddenly decide over 3 months that its going to give up processing uric acid as it usually did ? Anyone here had it (gout) what was your experience ? will the occasional steak and beer (once a fortnight) trigger an attack when 3 months ago I could drink 1/2 dozen and nail 2 steaks ?
I sometimes wonder if doctors just give blanket advice rather than dig a bit deeper into your history that may indicate a one\two off gout attack due to overlapping factors.