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Experienced my first ( and I hope last!) attack of gout right out of the blue last Wed. evening.No sleep at all that night. Foot was so painful. By morning a bit better but hobbled all day. Saw GP Thursday and she confirmed my suspicion. Cannot take anti inflmmatories but was offered Piroxicam gel which I used three times.By Friday pain all gone and felt better than I've felt for some weeks. Today felt fine.
I read the dietry no noes with sadness. I love mushrooms, shellfish, asparagus and, interestingly ( maybe ) had indulged in all of these twice in days prior to the attack. I also read contradictory advice re alcohol. I take good care ( actually measure ) not to exceed latest recommended levels but do enjoy a scotch in the evenings.
I do realise from reading other posts that I have not much to complain about but am wondering just how careful I need to be re food and drink if I am to avoid another attack. There is such a thing as quality of life to consider.
Would be grateful for all comments/advice/experiences
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