It sucks. A fan blowing on it wants to make you scream. I cut beer out completely and cut the soda way down too
My Dr told me it is mostly inherited, but diet can play a big factor. In my case, don't really know as no one in my family has it. I don't eat a lot of red meat and don't drink much (12 pac of MGD lasts me a month!). I also havn't had an attack in 5 years or so. You are right tho...it is really painful.
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I started getting gout in high school and have been battling it every since. I used to be able to combat it with regulating my diet but am looking at getting on allipurinol full time. I eat lots and lots of poultry and when I decide to cheat I cannot mix a juicy med-rare rib eye with an ice cold refreshing beer! Anything with oats seams to instantly set off a flare up and also asparagus! It seems to always hit me when I have a hunting trip planned or a vacation. I would not wish this on my worst enemy! Those of you who suffer from gout would probably agree.