Your Gout Friend

For those taking Allopurinol – how much water do you drink per day?

It was pointed out to me recently by a commenter on my blog that I may in fact be drinking too much water each day.  On a typical day, I put down anywhere from 4.5 to 6 liters of water (3 to 4 1.5 liter bottles).  I also drink 1 to 3 liters of Pepsi Max per day and put more water in to my system by eating various fruits throughout the day.

I do know that the Pepsi should be the first thing to go and I'm working on that.  I just need the caffeine to keep me awake at my sleep-inducing job and I can not drink coffee outside of the colder months.  I can thank my parents for my soda addiction, but at least I haven't been drinking the sugary sodas since flying the parental coop in the early 90's. 

I'd love to hear others thoughts on water intake while taking Allopurinol.  Thanks!

PS – I did search for this topic on the forum and didn't really find what I was looking for.  I hope this isn't a repeated subject…….