Originally Posted by Z-Man
I am 1 week into allopurinol. I feel pretty good. No attacks, and I've even had a few beers and eaten a little meat. At one point, I went without beer or meat for almost a month. My uric acid didn't budge, so I decided to suck it up and take the pills. I hope you can beat it, but if you get to the end of your rope and opt for medication, let me know, and I'll tell you what I've found out.
So far, just cutting back to a few beers per month with no other changes is working for me. I'd rather not go on meds if I can control it naturally. I've shed a few pounds without the beers which is always good.