it seems i got gout

14 Mar

london 7.38pm 11.2C dry thursday 2019

i thought i had a fractured left foot again, when it came up about 3days ago. there was no reason for it, and i read that it might be a stress fracture. today i decided to go tothe A&E in st thomas hospital, to let them check it out, and to ask them if it will affect the prostate biopsy that i will be getting in chelsea westminster hospital on 21march. i thought i will just get an antibiotic from them, and crutches and told to rest the foot… but they took one look at it and said it was gout. it surprised me so much. and later the urate was found to be high in my blood. so it looks like the other time when my right foot got swollen might have been gout instead of a fracture. that time there was also no history of trauma to the foot. 

added. 3.48am saturday 16.3.19. i got prescribed colchicine 500micrograms , 4x a day for 3days.  then he told me he is also going to give prednisolone, but i take it only after a day or two of the colchicine, with the pain getting no improvement. and pain killers paracetamol. i allready made up my mind that i wont be taking the prednisolone or painkillers, and i know i can tolerate the pain. i am glad i dont have to pay for these prescriptions. it cost £8.80 for each medicine. i wonder if i can return them but i know they dont like taking back medicines .

today saturday, (about 2days) it is working. swelling going down and not so painful . colchicine is given to reduce inflammation. he was telling me not to take ibubrufen, whcih used to be given for gout, but i should not take it it seems. even though it is a anti-inflamatory medicine. 

i did not think i eat that much red meat… though they say it includes chicken and pork in the cause of gout. and that i do eat. so it looks like i will need to reduce my intake of those , if not cut them out entirely. and eat lentils and peas instead. oh well, i will change my diet if it will help prevent any more episodes of gout. i wonder if it is old age that is giving me so many medical problems these days. for someone who have no medical problems at all before i retired, it shocks me that i am getting so many now. 

4 Responses to “it seems i got gout”

  1. Garfield Hug Saturday March 16, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    Peas and lentil will also cause uric acid to rise. Google for foods not rich in uric acid and it will help. No wine etc. Take care and glad your foot is not fractured.

    • alifesgayventure Saturday March 16, 2019 at 10:59 am #

      interesting that u mention peas and lentils causing rise of uric acid. so far i have googled it and found no one said that they do. they do not mention it at all. so they are not recommending it; which is strange, because if we cannot eat all those meats, then where can we get protein, except via peas, and beans and lentils.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday March 16, 2019 at 11:03 am #

        Use words such as peas, lentils and uric acid. You will see articles relating to purine etc. My then boyfriend had gout and he avoided peas, lentils etc

  2. alifesgayventure Saturday March 16, 2019 at 11:18 am #

    i found this,
    Are lentils bad for uric acid?
    Of note, evidence has shown that moderate consumption of plant-based foods with higher purine content – such as oatmeal, cauliflower, asparagus, beans, lentils, mushrooms and spinach – is not associated with increased risk of gout attacks.6 Jan 2015
    so it looks like even if they are high in purines, they are ok to eat. maybe just as well, otherwise there is nothing safe to eat at all. but i am thinking what about the kidneys not working well to remove the urates? why no one suggest testing the kidney function to see if there is a problem there?

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