Its my understanding that gout is caused from the kidneys not processing certain acids,,,and that medication,diet and alcohol can all contribute to it. Ask your dr for a diet to help prevent a flareup of gout,,,red meat is one of the things that you should not consume large amounts of,and alcohol is a definate no-no,,,but your dr should be able to give you a more detailed diet to help you. unfortunately the treatment your on can affect many different parts of your body,and is different for all people.. good luck with completing your treatment and i hope the rest of the time your side effects are minimal. This is a great site for information and support so you lucked out with this being your first experience with forums:) please keep us updated on your treatment and how your doing.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways,chocolate in one hand,wine in the other,body used up ,totally worn out and screaming"WOOOOHOO WHAT A RIDE!!!"