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as title, just before Christmas I woke up in the night with a swollen and extremely painful right foot around the knuckle of big toe. The pain was so bad that a trip to AandE on Boxing Day ensued. Was passed to Meddoc and he said possibly gout and prescribed Nuproxan. Started on the medication and got into GP on the Wednesday. He confirmed possibly Gout and to carry on medication and have a blood test next week. After 3 days was suffering with really bad side effects so advised by GP to stop and continue with just over counter paracetamol or ibuprofen. Was the prescribed nuproxan again with another tablet to counteract the side effects. After 3 days side effects came back so returned to another GP at surgery and taken off nuproxan and given stronger painkillers. The swelling and redness has now gone down but still painful. It's been 2 weeks and still painful and uncomfortable, any ideas on how long this will last?
i know a diet change is in the offing but is there a book or list somewhere as to what's good/bad rather than the general lists I can find where Alcohol, Seafood and red meats are bad and dairy, fruit and veg are good. I don't drink alcohol or eat seafood and limit meat intake, but a more definitive list would be appreciated.
its a big scary new world out there and any help would be appreciated, GP says we will have to wait for second attack before discussing medication and diet but I would like to start altering my lifestyle now!
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