Yay, I get the first GOUT discussion!

@dynaweb (168)
United States
January 12, 2007 1:27pm CST
Yeh so I get it. Especially if I eat rich foods, shellfish and drink alchohol. BUMMER! It runs in my family. My Dad gets it and so does my Grandfather. It mainly gets in my left toe and hurts worse than anything! I only get it once a year or so, but my father said it gets more common as you get older. I am 32. So how about you? Do you get the gout? How bad does it hurt? How often?
4 responses
• United States
24 Jan 07
I had annual bouts satating at age 40. Eventually in my lates 40's my ankle would swell up. I could not even walk. I started watching my diet (i.e. all the good stuff, Booze.Steak, shellfish). Warning. Last year I was put on Lipitor and had 2 severe attacks in one month.
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@dynaweb (168)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thanks for the warning against Lipitor! Good luck to you in prevention.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Yes congratulations for being the first, yes it is a dreadful ailment. Yes I have suffered the gout for many years, I get it in my right foot and it is very painful I agree I get it more now that I am getting older so that is very true, I am 55 now I get it about every couple of months.
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I have a father who used to get it. I don't remember in recent years of a breakout from him. I do remember it was like his foot was on fire. DON'T GET NEAR MY FOOT he would scream... I would laugh as a kid but now that I see others have the same condition it is a serious thing and something that should not be taken so lightly. Luckily I have never gotten it myself... pray to God I don't.
• United States
28 Jan 07
I am the odd one out lol. I am 29 and female and have gout. I go crazy when it gets inflammed, gaurding my foot like a dog does a bone. I got my first inflamation about 1 year ago and every couple of months since then.