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*My favorite memory of gout was drinking red wine and getting romantical with a then boyfriend, and then gout showed up to say "HI! DON'T LEAVE ME OUT!" and I just cramped up and giggled. Silly gout. Always the prankster.
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I haven't heard from gout in a while. Maybe he possibly lost my address.

Has anyone else gotten a postcard from the gout as of late?

"The attack"

Okay so over the weekend  my ever deep and dark depths drudges up enough uric acid to crystalize in my ankle joints and cause intense pain... yeah we all know what if feels like "pain"

The doc said last time I was in there "next time you have an attack or episode I'd like you to come in immediately so we can draw some fluid from the joint and test it; that way I can officoly declare it gout."

So Saturday morning at 7 when my foot was hurting so bad the bed sheet was causing too much irritation I woke up and mention to my SO that I should prob go in like the doc asked.

We got up and went down to the hospital where the doc told us to go, signed all the proper paper work and waited a few minutes then they wheeled me back to a small curtained room where the nurse said few more minutes of waiting and then the doc came in.

Now he pulled out a long thin needle, I thought okay no biggie right; I have to have my blood drawn for testing every few weeks I can handle this. He sorta numbed the area then stuck the needle in "HOLY HELL!!!" ( I don't know if we can swear on this blog?) I shouted and then desolved into tears I can't begin to tell you how much it hurt!

Didn't take very long and then he was done, gave me a lovely Loritab and sent me home.

A newbie

Hello all,

I've just found out this past Friday that I have gout. Some how I feel out of place when I read about 'gout' on all the various forums and webmd pages. It seems to be common in men and people who are over weight.

I am female 21 and well not over weight I'm a bit curvy. I don't know anyone in my family on either side who has gout and I'm crushed at the thought of having to give up seafood. Garlic Muscles are soooooo my favorite food.

Well as I'm new to this all any help or suggestions would be helpful, I've had  3 attacks since June 1st once in my left ankle/foot and twice in my right ankel/foot. I've been in all three times and the doctor until just recently thought I had a fracture in my foot as I don't get the 'heat' form of swelling or the discoloration,

My attacks seem to be mild compared to what I've heard although I've cried once from the severity of the pain. It usually last about 4 days the first day it's towards evening when I notice that my ankle will hurt to bend outwards then the next morning I will wake up with terrible pain in my ankle/foot area and it's incredible swollen. I usually keep my foot up and ice on it and some anti-inflammatory in me and  by the 3rd day the swelling and pain is going away and  by the forth it's gone like nothing was ever wrong with me.

That's about it.

Cheers Emarys,