So, it’s one year later. I discontinued use of Soylent for months, almost a year. I had enough of a reduction that I thought the Soylent was the culprit, and I think it was heavily to blame. But then during heavy coffee and caffeine use, I had a flareup for the first time without Soylent, months after becoming flareup free when I discontinued Soylent last year. I had never had a major gout flareup before that time around Q1 this year without Soylent in my diet.
The longer I went without Soylent, my stomach also got worse. The longer I was back on solid food, the worse it was for my body. My assessment of my time on and off Soylent is that I consume way too much purine-rich caffeinated stuff like coffee and other high-caffeine substances. That and alcohol have always been the culprit more than anything I eat. My worse flareups came when my diet was it’s absolute best. But since my stomach had gotten so bad from having to eat solid food every meal, I had to reintroduce Soylent when I had my first flareup without Soylent in my diet (with all others on Soylent). I also used to drink Coffiest Soylent more than anything.
I think a really healthy mix is one where I do soylent no more than once a day, and I NEVER drink the coffee-infused Soylents now. I also consume next to no coffee and only one sugarfree high-caffeine shot to balance the fibromyalgia fatigue. However - the truth is that now that I have Soylent back in my diet, my gout is definitely worse. This is why I am only consuming one soylent a day. I believe I can stave off a flareup; the alternative is eating solid food 3x a day, which is more painful than the gout tradeoff, so it’s worth it. So soylent was definitely a chief culprit, though not the sole culprit I once feared. I do believe it can be used moderately without triggering loss of limb function from flareups. However, it does contribute to this condition significantly.