... It was more or less the first words in my mind when the doctor said "gout" the first time. It was both the first time she said it, and to be honest, the first time I ever heard the word.
Just to go back to the beginning and tell my story. It was the end of January 2010 I (to my knowledge) the first time noticed was happening mysterious cases in my foot. On Friday, I got red meat and well with red wine. On Saturday I went for a walk of about 5 km, after a couple of aspirins had been head back on track. Then came Sunday and I felt for the first time what it feels like to have (a mild, I believe) gout in the foot, or in the big toe, one can certainly also call it.
At that time I had no clue what was wrong and I did not realize that I had done something wrong with my foot. Also, there was nothing to look at it, not raised, not red, nothing! Well yes, but there's no reason to go to the doctor just to go to the doctor, so I "went away", so to speak. A few days after, so I felt no more to it.
It took less than two weeks, then the pain started again to come creeping. The first day was not bad. But the day after, and I love that I got a taste of how bad gout may be when it hits the foot / big toe. I could hardly bear to go. Drove to the doctor in the morning and got an appointment an hour later.
She asked if I had gotten red meat or red wine recently and I explained the situation as outlined above. She was quite clear in its diagnosis: gout.
After "what the f ......" -tankerne were ironed through my head in about one second, I took it easy again. I thought that it goes well away with time otherwise there may well be something. Surprised I was when the doctor said that there is not usually something to do once it has arrived. You can get pretty good painkillers, so you do not have the mark of the rest of his life. There are also preventive, but she came not so much into (I would later learn from another doctor, why ...).
Today, a few weeks ago I was diagnosed and it still hurts in the foot. I take Ibumetin 400mg (prescription), but was not aware that it also works inflammatory. I just thought it was painkillers, so when it did not hurt so much anymore, so I stopped taking the pills ('d rather not take pain just for fun ...) days after it begins so to do more evil. Then I take a pill again, or two during the day, and it's good again the next day. So now I think that I take the 2-3 pills a day I will, and see what happens.
Sooner or later it must then go away again ...
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