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Again, more questions than answers about Omega-6 
I thought I would eat a healthy low-sodium, low-sugar diet by eating nuts. Well maybe that's not such a good idea. It turns out nuts contain extremely high amounts of Omega-6 which contributes to inflammation. The University of Maryland Medical Center suggests "some" Omega 6 contributes to inflammation http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega6-fatty-acids . Another site, Mark's Daily Apple suggests that any nut you buy in the store that isn't whole in the shell is no good for you at all. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/nuts-omega-6-fats/#axzz2wzhRILhz

I'm going to move forward with the Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews, Pecans and Macadamia nuts I already bought and see where it takes me. Wish me luck.
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Today I am feeling better than I have in a very long time. My right knee is almost back to normal and my lungs are almost clear. I'm still concerned that it took this long to recover though.
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I noticed a slight correlation between urine color and joint pain. It seems that clear urine is a warning sign that the kidneys are in "bypass." I'm just a lay person but I suppose this means a build-up of whatever the kidneys would normally help eliminate.

I don't drink anymore, but while reading this article I came across notes about Vasopressin related to kidney function. 
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I'm having another gout attack despite my diet changes. I remember having an attack just before Thanksgiving last year or the year before. I think this is strange that these attacks appear to be on a schedule.
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There seems to be a correlation between dairy and/or sugar and my joint pain. I went for several weeks without consuming anything with high amounts of sugar and was doing well, but a couple of days ago I bought some Salted Caramel ice cream and now my joints all over are hurting. 
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Without uric acid blood test results, consideration of the effects of food on gout is meaningless. Bringing uric acid below it's crystallization point willl cause gout attacks. Even if something increases uric acid, that will not by itself trigger gout. The latest research suggests that Free Fatty Acids act in conjunction with uric acid crystals to cause a gout attack. I also agree with Peter that dairy intolerance might be a factor.

The only way forward is to get uric acid to 5 or lower. Only then can you experiment with food items, otherwise it's a food lottery. And a lottery where you don't even know if you're winning or losing.
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My left toe is starting to hurt again. Right in my left big toe Distal Phalanges. Just like the photo again.

I just noticed it as I got out of bed this morning. I think I didn't drink enough water yesterday. The last couple of days I've been watching my weight and rationing my meals. I think my fat cells are releasing something in response to my drop in caloric intake that's causing this attack.

I've been pain-free since my last post, but I've been putting on the pounds. It seems like eating is keeping me from having attacks but my weight is out of control.
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When is the first day of Spring? I'm starting to see a seasonal pattern emerge.
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I caught a cold January 3, 2014 and it took me until the 20th to get over it. Meanwhile, my right knee begins to ache. It didn't swell up as much as before but it still hurt enough to keep me hobbled. Today it's tolerable enough to walk on again but I can't fully extend it yet.
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Everything has cleared up inexplicably. The first week of November my right knee swelled up and I couldn't bend it. Then the swelling went down but I needed a crutch to get around. Elevating my leg at night helped and It took another week for me to be able to walk almost normally. Now today I feel as if nothing ever happened.

I was able to sign up for health care finally but it doesn't kick in until the first of the year. I will finally get the proper care so I will be able to at least know whether or not I will be able to work.
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This last week was bad. My right knee started swelling up. I wasn't keeping track of how long I was sitting and I think my circulation was slowed enough to aggravate an attack. I need an alarm clock with multiple reminders to get away from the desk every two hours for a ten minute walk.
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An aggregate of online research regarding Gout
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I was diagnosed with "Chronic Gouty Arthritis" and suffered from attacks since 1999. Doing research online I found that no one seems to have a straight answer. I couldn't understand why no site seemed to be in agreement with another until I saw the pattern emerge that most sites are simply trying to sell you something and they try to distinguish themselves from other sites by making claims that don't match the other sites.

I am posting my own experiences with this condition. Accounts of treatments and remedies are unique to my physiology and metabolism. Consult your physician before attempting any remedy suggested here.