My first gout attack came in Dec 2007. I also woke to an almost unbearable pain in my right foot. It was red, swollen, and horribly painfilled. I knew what it was immediately as my mother also had gout.
We have no small clinics here, so I had to go to the ER. They x-rayed it but agreed it was probably gout. They gave me a shot and some pills. I also have multiple medical problems so I am not able to take the recommended meds either.
My acute gout attack last over 3 weeks ... it kept coming back every week for about 5 weeks. After the 5th week, the skin by my right toe split and shed off.
I am slightly worried, because I have started a low carb diet and I am hoping I am drinking enough water to prevent another attack. Time will tell.
My first goal:
Get below 199
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
| current weight: 230.0