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Feet - update [Jul. 30th, 2002|09:32 pm]
Peter Sheil
Well I've seen the Doctor and he agrees that it was gout, but the later pain is being caused by strained tendons caused by me walking funnily to compensate for the pain in my right big toe. He's put me on indomethacin capsules 50 mg 3 times a day after meals and says rest the feet. Easier said than done in my job :) but I'm staying at home for another day - will probably book it as 1/2 day sick and 1/2 day working.

So it will all get better by itself and all I need to do is block the pain. Anyone else think that is missing some of the point here? I actually want to prevent it coming back again, so some advice on that would have been helpful. I'll actually follow the advice of various web sites I and various other people found and keep off coffee and alcohol for a while, have lots of veg and fruit, avoid pastry, drink more water. Oh and have cherries and strawberies cos they actually reduce the level of the chemical (pralene? or something like that) that triggers the production of uric acid.

I'll give you a progress report later to let you know if the pain drops to a manageable level on Wednesday.

Peace ... please
peter
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From: pixie_lv
2002-07-30 01:50 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon. In my humble opinion, keeping off coffee and alcohol is a good idea even when you're in good health.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-07-31 12:46 am (UTC)

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Well I have never over indulged in alcohol, except possibly in my student days, but I am a real coffee adict and keeping off that is really hard :)
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From: occipitaldruid
2002-07-30 01:59 pm (UTC)
Wow. Good to have the diagnosis. That at least lets you know how to take care of things. Sending you lots of good vibes and stuff. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-07-31 12:47 am (UTC)

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Thanks - feling better already :)
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[User Picture]From: annalytical
2002-07-30 04:49 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I hope you feel better soon. Gout can be really painful. *more hugs*
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-07-31 12:48 am (UTC)

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thanks :) yes, I'll never make jokes about gout ever again.
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