I know gout can be complicated, but let's try the simple approach to gout treatment before we look for difficulties.
Gout treatment is the heart of finding gout freedom.
Gout treatment must be preceded by a proper medical diagnosis of your gout symptoms.
Gout treatment might be followed by adjustment to your gout diet.
So for all of you making life difficult for yourselves by worrying about food and drink - stop now. Do not even think about diet until you have a good gout management plan.
1. Starting A Gout Treatment Plan
The best gout treatment plan starts with good diagnosis from your doctor(s). If you have a confirmed gout diagnosis then move to step 2.
Gout diagnosis can be difficult for a small minority of gout patients. For most people, it is very simple.
If your gout symptoms are not confirmed, see your doctor or rheumatologist today. If they are confirmed, a more complete analysis of possible causes is useful, but not essential. If you have it, it may give you more options for gout treatment.
I will announce a personal gout symptoms assessment tool soon. In the meantime read the Gout Symptoms section, which is first in the list of sections near the top and bottom of every page. If you still have questions, ask in the Gout Symptoms forum.