Why did I create this Blog?
You guessed it, I suffer from this nightmare called Gout! Being in my late 30’s I have dealt with this for almost 7 years now and suffering a full on gout attack at least 2 times a year, always seem to be in the fall and spring, strange. My left big toe, sometimes ankle, knee, and hip. When I had insurance I went to the doctor for a checkup, everything was fine but my uric acid count was “elevated” and he did not know why, needed more tests which did show anything abnormal…
So its just something I have to live with. No other family members have had gout to my knowledge, but my pop did have kidney stones and he was a heavy smoker. I do not drink, have never smoked, don’t do any drugs (except OTC type meds), am about 30lbs overweight but do exercise, and the more I workout the more hungry I get! 😉
– That damn McD’s “double quarter pounder with cheese” is my downfall!! Bah!