And, thanks for reminding me that I used to wonder about the difference between gout and gouty arthritis. It prompted me to include an explanation in Gouty Arthritis Sufferer Or Not?
In fact, that could be written for you Irma, as it deals with the common situation of the uncertain gout sufferer. That article is the starting point in this situation. I’m wondering if I’ve included all the different types, though. As an uncertain gout sufferer, do you identify yourself as
one of the following three types:
1. You have a doctor’s diagnosis of gout, but you doubt it is true.
2. You think you have gout, but your doctor doesn’t agree.
3. You think you have gout, but you will not consult a doctor.
Is there a fourth type – “doctor not sure?”
As a starting point, I’m only interested in people identifying themselves as members of GoutPal’s Arthritis Sufferers Group. One of my important pieces of advice, depending on the answers to my 2 questions, is “consult a rheumatologist”.
I’m pleased to see you are doing that, Irma. Would you indulge me, and give me your opinions on my article?