Stress seems to always play a part in my Gout attacks!
by Steven Robison
(Hawk Point, MO)
After suffering from gout attacks for many years. I am able to look back and associate the attacks many times with stress. The worst attack ever came two days after I lost my job of 28 years at Christmas time and lasted 2 weeks. Other times it would show up as a dead line at work approached or in the trying times of dealing with the death of my parents and handling their estate.
Sometimes it would seem that there was nothing, like the attack today. But as I think about it could it be the stress of the thousands of dollars that I need for a water well repair, or as I just read on this page, could it be the fact that I had eggs everyday had little more beer & beef than normal last week.
Whatever causes the timing of the attacks I don't know? I am sure that my intake has a lot to do with it. But when the gout attack flares up I can usually correlate a stressful event approaching or happening with the attack.
I need to take the advice from this page and start a journal.