Taking my uric acid-lowering medication regularly.
Knowing I definitely need to avoid eating scallops.
Posted by Chris M, June 20, 2011
I was diagnosed with gout in 1994, so I’ve been living with it for 17 years. Before my diagnosis, I’d had a routine physical that didn’t show any alarming results. My uric acid levels were a little high, but since I hadn’t experienced any pain or discomfort my doctor didn’t think it was anything to worry about. About four months later, I experienced intense pain in my toe, so I immediately went to see my doctor. He explained that some people just have higher uric acid levels and many never develop gout. But for me, my high uric acid along with an unknown trigger had caused my first gout attack. Read More >>