Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tucson Az
Bikes: 2015 Ridley Fenix, 1983 Team Fuji, 1985 Novara Strada, 2013 BD Motobecane 650ht, 90 Trek 850
Originally Posted by Null66
What are you doing for relief?
I've been trying to stay hyper hydrated, exclude what are known to have purines.. A lot of diet cherry juice (low quality, concentration) making it up in volume. I tolerate the allopurinol...
But when it gets bad, lemon juice works very well, and a gross but extremely effective one is baking soda dissolved in water... Just not at the same time.
Hope this helps, as gout sux...
I cut out as much gluten as possible, since beef prices have gone nut's, it's been easy to eat less red meat, and I try to eat more fruits and veggies.
I work outside here in Tucson, so I stay pretty hydrated already, but I drink more water and less soda now when I'm home.
If I get it again, I'll try the lemon juice ( I already pack dried tart cherries in my ride snacks), and the baking soda.
What was really bad (besides the pain) was how much my ankle swelled up. it took over a month before I could ride the road bike because with clipless pedals, my ankle would hit the crank arm.