There are some types of pain that just can’t be adequately translated into words. You either have to experience them or watch someone else do so to get an idea of how bad it is. Gout is one of these. Forget socks and shoes, a bed sheet is too heavy. That’s saying a lot.
Once you’ve had an attack, the two things you want most in life is to get over the first one and never have a second one. You may be in luck with this disorder, there are things you can do to make repeat experiences less likely.
Your doctor will tell you some of them. You’ll want to avoid organ meat, processed meats, beer and maybe wine. In fact, there will be a lot of favorite foods on the “do not eat” list. That’s only part of the battle. You see, all proteins contain at least some purine and that is what uric acid is made from. You can’t get by without protein, so managing the waste products and minimizing the affects is crucial.