Gout has been a part of my life for the past twenty
years. I recall my first atack, when my big right toe swelled out of shape and became inflamed and untouchable. The only time
I heard of gout was in the Jigg's comic strip. When the doctor said that I had gout, I said "gout, is that an illness?"
Well I've had my share of attacks over the past number of years and some have
been more severe than others. I like wild game, however; that's not on my menu anymore. As well I've cut back on certain
seafoods, such as crab and lobster.
Over the years I have
taken prescriptions pills and the one a day pill that was supposed to stop the gout attacks. I prefer not to take medication
and I have been searching for alternative medicines for my gout problem.
Do you or do you know of someone who get's the gout? Let us hear your story and how you are dealing with this
ailment. I have been using Ibuprofen, as an over the counter drug, however; it is important that you consult with your doctor.