I haven't had a gout attack before. .. that I recognised as one .. 3 oysters, a few handfuls of soy nuts at camp. then on the way home I had a slice of carrot cake .. just wanted to be normal. Have been suffering from gout .. very bad yesterday, getting better today but still sharp pains and hobbling around. Apparently gout is not very common in women .. can be the result of hormonal changes, purine rich foods (legumes, shellfish etc) and dehydration. So lots of water, no more oysters, soy nuts or bad carbs/sugar. Rice, fruit, chicken, lettuce and celery seems to have helped.
I am wondering if there is a relationship between worms, hormonal changes and gout? I need to get my thyroid rechecked and then there is the menopause looming somewhere in the future.
I had 3 peaches yesterday (salicylates .. and with minimal side effects so far). A bit more facial flushing (rosacea) .. today, feeling hot, bowels a bit quick but ok. .. three peaches was really overdoing it but they were new seasons local straight from the orchard, juicy and tasty.
The soles of my feet are throbbing as well. This went away for a while and has been back for the last few days. Could be related to hashimotos, suspected autoimmune disease (lupus) or a smorgasboard of other undesirables.