I hope the meds work fast. I wouldn’t wish gout on anyone.
One thing I’ve learned is to keep my feet warm, or at the very least don’t let them get cold. The crystals form easier in cooler temps. I wear Bombas merino wool socks almost exclusively. It makes a huge difference.
I don’t know the exact terminology for the phenomenon, but as you scrape off the excess with a flat edge that is firmly registered to both of recess edges, the edge of the card causes a slight suction in the wake of the wet silicone; which results in a very slight recess. It is virtually impossible to make a flowable silicone response job perfectly flat.
The silicone shrinks just a teeny bit while drying, making a slight recess.
haha I don’t think some people get just how painful it is! I work with a lady and I feel like she thinks I’ve been over exaggerating the severe pain it causes.
Developing chronic gout and having permanent damage terrifies me :(.
I was put on colchicine yesterday…it’s helping already, though I’m still not able to stand on that foot.
I see my regular doc here in a couple of weeks and I’m going to ask to be put on some meds to hopefully help reduce future flare ups.
Hey, thanks for the tip! I’ve read that you can use ice to reduce some of the swelling…but haven’t heard of keeping it warm. I do know that when I take a shower and run some hot water over my foot…it sure feels nice though!
I think it is partially due to the Rayon Vert Green Bodies and Caps being “Translucent” Green, but not like super see through.
Because the professional shots were done in a light box with a white backdrop, they look much brighter, but me having them in a dark wood table with the opposing halves of the throw being orange, it may be obscuring how bright they actually are!
Just warm, like with socks or a nice shower, but never apply heat. And yeah, gout is literally one of the most painful diseases humans can have. I’ve had major surgery, kidney stones, broke my back playing hockey, been in hockey fights, numerous concussions severe enough to cause memory loss, and none of that even rates compared to gout. Gout will make the strongest tough guy into a crying little baby.
I’m so sorry you have it, but I hope my tip helps; wearing warm socks literally changed my life.