Pastor Brian

by Brian Sheldon
(Norwich, NY USA)

I am in complete agreement with you, in the relationship between gout and stress. It seems to me that every time my stress levels rise at work and or at church...sometimes both, the result is a gout attack.

For example, when I was candidating for Pastor and eventual took over my current position as Pastor at my Church, stress levels brought on a gouty attack. I am only a part time pastor so at my second job, I was given a promotion to general manager - the stress brought on another attack.
I know what foods to be careful with, but it seems to me that stress seems to play a bigger part in flare-ups than my diet.

I do not know what to do about it, because I can manage my stress levels internally...however, when I do, for any length of time...Gout is sure to follow. So I turn to med's and hope they work...The only problem is that I am a big guy and the low doses of indocin or colchocine are not always effective for quick or lasting relief.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Gout and Stress.

Recent Articles

  1. Gout caused by eggnog

    May 09, 19 01:30 AM

    I used to get gout flare up when I was in my thirties. They occurred every Christmas time. I would get knees so painful that I could not walk. After some

    Read More

  2. MY FIRST GOUT ATTACK

    May 09, 19 01:29 AM

    I have been eating 2 eggs everyday for awhile now, and I didn't realize eggs were that bad for you. wow

    Read More

  3. Coconut water and alkaline water can help with gout.

    May 09, 19 01:28 AM

    One time, I had a gout attack in my left knee and it wasn't pretty. The pain was so unbearable that I had trouble falling asleep. I couldn't even walk

    Read More