Thursday, May 24, 2012


I have gout.  I didn't see this coming.  I don't eat most of the gout triggering foods, usually drink plenty of fluids, don't drink alcohol more than once a year, exercise and I'm a woman.  I shouldn't have gout.  But a perfect storm of events transpired and now I am having a gout attack in my right ankle.

Feeling a bit better day but at it's height

worst pain ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Google it, you'll see that I am not making this up.  Gout worst pain ever even came up as a suggested search

I've had broken bones, been in labor for 24 hours, had 4 c-sections and stepped on a piece of glass that went through my foot.  I would do any of them again if it made the gout pain go away.  I don't have insurance so I have to wait until the weekend to get into my clinic (low cost clinic run by a wonderful doctor)  So a couple of more days to wait.

I have not been able to knit or crochet.  I've barely been able to focus on tv.  Mostly I spent yesterday trying to find a position that made the pain less.  Took 4 ibuprofen.  didn't have any effect.  Today is better.  Tomorrow will hopefully be even better, and on and on until it is over.  I will do whatever I can to avoid another attack.  Gout affects only a small percentage of the general population.  This is one time I do not want to be special anymore!

1 comment:

  1. Gout symptoms and treatment is the wrong way to go about a remedy for gout. If you are a gout victim and just treat your gout symptoms you are highly likely to suffer recurring gout attacks. And frequently occurring attacks can leave you with permanently damaged joints or even kidney problems. 

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