I became a fish or sorts, in part in response to my own gout. My observations may give you solace:
1. The frequency and severity of your attacks should subside through time, all things equal (see Woubbie's post on your other thread).
2. Swimming will help, but stay hydrated even in the pool. I always have a water bottle on the ledge.
3. Lean on your Doc for symptom relief and perhaps for Allopurinol (and see about that Indomethacin).
4. The frequency and severity of my attacks have lessened considerably now that there is 60 lbs less of me. There is an obesity correlation to be sure. I find my limiting sugar, red meat and cheese, and by eating cherries, I've got the upper hand without scripts. There is hope!
"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)
| Pounds lost: 46.1