From mouth to toe?

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    Peter
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    I recently had my first experience with gout. I’d like to know how quickly one is likely to feel the effects of high purine food or drink in your joints. If I have some steak, will I feel the purines within minutes or hours? Same for alcohol? Thanks.

    #21846

    Barry
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    I have been keeping a really comprehensive diary of all that passes my lips in the hope of understanding this very mystery!
    My experiences – Lager (love Stella) has I think affected me within hours – of course it could be an accumulation and co-incidence….
    The only food where there has been a pattern is when I have been to the local Indian restaurant – twice recently I have had a gout attack the next day. Again it could be a co-incidence of accumulation…
    Otherwise my diary has not given me cause to specifically be aware of anything other than those that can be possibly blamed for immediate effects.

    #21853

    Dorian Kramer
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    The actual trigger of attacks is often a mystery and western research hasn’t found much on it, I have seen Keith point out that it is the steak from a year ago that causes the crystals. some say it is a rapid fall or rise in UA (and yes that can happen pretty quickly). For some it is any local trauma to the area setting off an inflammatory cascade. Personally I haven’t found a pattern. Overall triggers should be less of the focus and the overall never having a flair up again should be the plan. There are many ways to manage this disease

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