Originally Posted by jdoodle View Post

dave, you should be ok, ive never had to take time off, ive had it twice in 20 years. that said im in an office, but usually 2 days then it picks up, just keep the water going and see what the doc says, they have some good meds, hopefully its a one off, most of my family who had it were on meds for ever

Yeah mate it started improving yesterday arvo, I managed to hobble to the car and get to the doctors and it's better today, only walking with a slight limp and back at work. Doctor agrees with us that it's most likely gout. Doc didn't really mention meds at this stage beyond voltaren for the inflammation, just dietary stuff. Reckon I'm off the beers for a month or so though.