Yes thats true. They say that gout does go away untreated eventually but I would rather speed the process up and get back to normal so a few days off my feet is a small sacrifice I guess. I think I am quite susceptible to side effects on pills, both Colchicine and Diclofenac affect my sleep. I find it really difficult to walk with crutches so when I do walk short distances I tend to walk on the side of my foot. Are you based in the UK by the way?
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