Friday, November 21, 2014

A Gout Flare Up Can Be Excrutiating...

...and the one I am going though right now qualifies. I can barely walk and despite taking medication to reduce the flare-up, it has steadily gotten worse as the day has progressed. I have not had a flare-up in just over a year; that was much worse and in one of my knees, this one is in one of my big toes. OUCH mother f'er is all I can say right now but if it keeps progressing as it has been since last night and all through today, I will be screaming in agony before too long. The flare-ups never used to be anywhere near this bad; that one in my knee last year and another not all that long before it were the worst by far and were truly terrible. Before that all of the bouts were mild. Have no clue why it suddenly got so much worse. Luckily it is not a frequent malady for me.

Right now I am already feeling the first twinges of it in my ankle and knee - both on the same side as the inflamed toe. The Colcrys I have taken has done nothing of which I am aware and neither has the aspirin. Oh well, it's going to be a rough night.

All the best,

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