Submitted by luckypenny on Sun, 2017-12-31 08:39

I have higher uric acid over the past 2 years am and looking for the cause (s). Diet is fine. I read that NAC in larger doses can cause this...I am not on abx anymore, but have maintained the NAC dosage in the Wheldon protocol. Is there rather a "maintenance" dose of NAC to take instead?I would like to try that to see if urate levels go down.

I take one 600mg a day, which is a quarter of the full dose.  David knows this and usually forgets to take it himself.  Maybe if you are still working with lots of  young children you should take more though. But does a higher uric acid level matter?   I don't know what mine is !.....................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Thank you Sarah! Yes I do still teach, but pretty sure my dosage is too high. Higher Uric acid contributes to all kinds of disease - David would know all about that. Gout and cardo probs for one. I have what seems to be rheumatoid knees, although the Rheumas rule that out. But, I can say the pain and swelling were marked by the higher uric acid in my bloodwork. I also read that some B vitamins can encourage this as well - for one B-12. I am going to reduce to 600 mg. twice a day and see. Will ask my ND also.Your uric acid level is most probably fine if you have no joint pain!  Linda