i have a gout attack tonight and i am pissed off. tired of the pain and its only increasing with each attack i am 45 tommorow so happy fricken birthday. doctors never give you the time that you pay for and herd you in like cattle . as fast as they can cause the magority of them believe the education they were fortunate to aquire entitles them to be incredibly wealthy. there problem is its never enough. and over time the profession is not satisfying them cause there not in it to help people but for the riches they desire. my doctor wont even prescribe pain killers such as vicadin. for my pain anymore cause he thinks i am a drug addict. though hes known me for 10 years. i have had the sleep apnea surgerys that were very painful. but never knew gout and sleep apnea were related until i read this on this web site tonight. just dont trust any drs advice anymore cause its all about the money and not the truth. so i guess i need to lose 30 lbs and who do i trust to give me good advice on how to do it. especilly on a fixed income. nobody wants to be over weight. i really dont consider my self to be overeating. just eating wrong i guess . everybodys different so how do i know what to eat and not what to eat.