First, imagine I copied and pasted everything Salad Guy said. (that’s your official name now, Patrick 😉 ).
James, I love your opening sentences about taking control of your uric acid lowering treatment. I find it very empowering to discuss treatment with doctors, rather than simply accepting what they say. Of course, the real value comes when you realize you contributed to your own gout recovery. That will not be long.
I’m also amazed by the medical attitude to icing. They will say, if icing brings relief (which it often does), then that justifies using it. But, there is
growing evidence my jaded experience to suggest that some doctors turn their brains off after qualifying. But, I should stop being so negative. What’s most important is personal informed choice.