Had to go to see about when to take my Gout tablets as the AB's for the lung infection has done its job at last. I am showing a good O2 at the surgery so they are happy. Until I throw in the fact that once I go out in the cold I am struggling and I still cannot do anything above making a hot drink at home?
When he said I do seem to have gout flares more often lately and I will have to look at long term treatment. However the tablets I take that seem to do the job in 3 days will make my chest gooey so I cannot take them long term and the others may not be as strong, but I will be taking them daily so could affect the lungs? He said that I will have to wait at least 2 weeks before I have a blood test to see my uric acid levels. He stated that he would like to see them below 600, looks at my last test and that was 750 so not what he wanted to see.
I thought I would bring up Support O2 again as doing very little is not my idea of a great life! He did not throw it out as they have before, but did say that it has got to be looked into with more detail as it could be a combination of my conditions. With that he asked for other tests to be done with the blood. Once they have them back they can look at possible links to follow?
I have been looking in more detail into Gout and it seems that it can affect the lungs as well because of the uric acid crystals which cause Tophi (I think it is spelt like) These crystals are evil looking sharp spiky things which explains why they are so painful. I wonder if that is why my kidneys hurt whenever they try diuretics on me? As Uric Acid can cause Kidney stones too? One of the strangest things I found is Gout can flare in the ears?