Well it’s been a while since I have updated my gout status. I am still doing fine with my tart cherry extract, celery seed extract, and periodic dosages of Colchicine. Like my last post stated, I have no pain or swelling still to this day. I will say however that my middle finger, although not visibly swollen, still has some discomfort. It only hurts if I was to put pressure on it like I was trying to crack it. For the most part though my new technique has been working for me. On top of the extracts and medication I am taking it is also important to remember that I try my best every day to consume about a gallon of water.
Update about the past 4 days.
About two months ago my wife and I began trying for baby number two. Unfortunately, two months in we are still trying to get pregnant. My wife had some issues with her period not being regular so at first we assumed it was just a matter of us not having sex during her optimal ovulation time. After multiple negative tests and a couple of months of trying, I figured I would look into other stuff. I looked up the side effects of the Colchicine I was taking to see if it has any effect on reproduction. Much to my surprise Colchicine does seem to have side effects on reproduction, however it seems a little sketchy. According to multiple sites on the web the biggest issue with Colchicine is the fact that it may lower your sperm count. I will note however, that if you were to spend the day looking through all of the documentation and research, that there doesn’t seem to be a consensus about this. Some sites say there are no side effects, some say just low sperm count, and others say there isn’t enough data. Whatever the case, I figured I would stop taking the medication for the time being to see if that helps.
For the past 4 days now I have only been taking 2 500mg capsules of celery seed extract a day and 3 tablespoons of tart cherry extract twice a day. Again, all while drinking plenty of water. I must say so far I have been feeling great. Additionally, although I am not health food fanatic, I have been keeping an eye on what I have been eating. To be honest I started doing this out of fear of a flare up from having no medication in my system. As the days go on I am finding it easier to eat at least one healthy alternative to my normal diet per day.
I attempted to put a clickable HTML link on here so you can see the exact products I am using but apparently Word Press does not allow that for certain memberships. I grouped the two items and added them to a store I made on Amazon. As time goes on I will be adding products that I try. (If needed) Just click the link below.
I will continue to post updates about how my new homeopathic approach is going as well as the status of operation “Baby #2”.