|i am 25 and have had 5 gout attacks in the last 5 mo. It started in my 2nd toe. The last 2 have been just below my big toe. This one is particularly bad. I just drank 1tsp of baking soda with water. Will let you know results.
I should note that my dr does not think it is gout bc my uric acid levels are in normal range. I think it was around 7.9 and that seemed high to me. Regardless, prior attacks were treated with colchicine and indomethicine and subsided quickly. This last attack was not alleviated by the drugs.
|the baking soda and water thing. Are you suppose to drink it everyday to prevent gout, and more so when you do get gout? Or are you suppose to drink it only when you have an attack, or feel you might have one?
Just wanted to make sure.
Btw, I have been using this above method. The pain goes after two days or so, but the swelling stays for about a week. Is that about on par with everyone else.
|i'm inbetween attacks, should I take the baking soda now to try and prevent an attack or wait for the next one to come.
My tolerance for pain is very low and would like to prevent it if possible.
If I take the baking soda now how much and for how long...