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I am at the trailing end of my first bout of gout. I have read heaps and understand the mechanism i.e. purines being broken down to uric acid, uric acid not being removed by kidneys efficiently which then precipitate as crystals in your joints and tissues. Body then having an inflammatory response.
The day prior to the gout bout I sweated profusely all day, drank very little, ate sugary junk food for all meals and finished it all off with a bottle of wine and a few beers. I was very active on my feet from 4am to 8pm and believe I sprained my toes. Not my usual day. My foot was sore the next day. I believe the gout struck after another day had passed.
I have two questions:
- Could this extreme day on its own have cause my uric acid levels to spike and resulted in the bout?
- When uric acid levels return to normal do the offending crystals dissolve?
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