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    Linda L
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    Has anyone tried a low purine diet which is recommended for gout /a complex form of arthritis/? I haven’t found anything on our forum.
    Linda L

    RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia. Very low iron. Hypothyroidism
    AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
    Current medications: Natural thyroid, Mobic, LDN, supplements incl. milk thistle, NAC, vitamins and minerals.
    MTHFR heterozygous

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    lynnie_sydney
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    Linda – as far as I’m aware the objective is to lower uric acid which is at high levels in gout, a specific form of arthritis that’s not in the rheumatoid family of diseases:

    Gout occurs when excessive levels of uric acid amass in the body, promoting deposits of thin, sharp crystalline structures in joints and tissues. Once enough crystals impinge on joint structures, gout symptoms appear, such as pain, swelling, stiffness and redness begins to affect the area.

    http://www.low-purine-diet.com

    Be well! Lynnie

    Palindromic RA 30 yrs (Chronic Lyme?)
    Mino 2003-2008 100mg MWF - can no longer tolerate any tetracyclines
    abx from Sep 2018 MWF - a.m. Augmentin Duo 440mg + 150mg Biaxsig (roxithromycin). p.m. Cefaclor (375mg) + Klacid 125mg. Annual Clindy IV's
    Diet: no gluten, dairy, sulphites, low salicylates
    Supps: 600mg N-AC BID, 1000mg Vit C, CoQ10, P5P 40mg, zinc picolinate 60mg, B3 1000mcg, EPO 1000mg, Lithium orotate 20mg, Magnesium Oil equiv 400mg. Topical bio-identical estradiol, DHEA +

    #456745
    Linda L
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    Lynnie,
    The reason I’ve asked is that I’ve started to suspect that maybe in my case it started with a gout. At the very beginning /first symptoms/ I had a pain of the single joints: a middle joint in a finger and then an elbow. Some nodules appeared and the joints were very red. During that time and before as well I was very busy at work and very often I didn’t drink anything or eat from 8am till 5pm /a very stupid workaholic I know/
    I’ve found this interesting article and.. what if the doctor misdiagnosed me that time? Could it have developed later into RA or maybe it is still there? Maybe with all of us it a gout at the beginning?

    http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/tools-resources/expert-q-a/gout-questions/arthritis-or-gout.php

    Linda L

    RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia. Very low iron. Hypothyroidism
    AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
    Current medications: Natural thyroid, Mobic, LDN, supplements incl. milk thistle, NAC, vitamins and minerals.
    MTHFR heterozygous

    #456749
    richie
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    Gout does not develop into RA –I think there is no relationship between gout and RA –very simple to check it out –just get your uric acid level checked

    #456754
    Linda L
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    Yes Richie, I’m going to do this test. Also according to new research RA and gout can occur together. Some studies confirm it /German studies, Mayo/
    http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/news/20131104/rheumatoid-arthritis-gout
    http://goutandyou.com/gout-and-rheumatoid-arthritis/

    RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia. Very low iron. Hypothyroidism
    AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
    Current medications: Natural thyroid, Mobic, LDN, supplements incl. milk thistle, NAC, vitamins and minerals.
    MTHFR heterozygous

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