Yes, gout still exists. I have it. Diagnosed when I was maybe 42, I take a pill a day for this painful but treatable form of arthritis. I avoid alcohol, red meat, mushrooms, bacon and other things. Usually.
Monday I cooked up a batch of Burgundy Beef. What is in it? Red wine, beef, mushrooms and bacon. It was friggin' delicious, ate a huge bowl Monday, served over couscous (love it!) And had leftovers last night.
Then all hell broke loose. Exploding pain in my hands, feet, shoulders...My hands are so bad I can barely write this post.
I took my allopurinol and have been drinking water to flush the uric acid out of my body.
Ugh. It sucks. Mom had gout and so do my siblings. It isn't like typical gout when your toe hurts and gets inflamed. It is every joint in my body.
I put my gloves on and got a corn bag hot and endured the agony.
This morning it is better but I still have to use both hands on my cup.
It shall pass. And I may never make Burgundy Beef again.