Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil
petersheil

Feet - update

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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