Update on foot gate…Cellulitis it was not.
Day 10 of double strength antibiotics not touching the infection I decided to go back to the G.P. Surgery to get another opinion, the antibiotics were really getting to me, making me feel ill/low mood and antagonising my hernia. Yesterday another G.P. diagnosed gout. In other words I have taken 10 days of heavy duty antibiotics that have made me ill, and done damage to my guts all for nothing. The gout result made sense (the Cellulitis diagnosis never did). I was warned many moons ago by an Iridologist that I was prone to gout.
I am now in receipt of 2 new medications one an anti-inflammatory, and the other PPI, neither of which I am going to take. The anti-inflammatory will get rid of the problem (hopefully), but cause my guts more problems and the other one the PPI will inhibit my B12, and cause other issues which I am not prepared to risk. I am going to cut out the foods that cause the problems, just lately I have eaten a lot of anchovies/red meat, due to the Hemsley Hemsley recipe for slow cooked lamb stuffed with anchovies, I love anchovies, put them on my home-made pizzas, adore shell-fish which of course high in purines = gout. So I am having to overhaul everything. To celebrate last night that I didn’t have Cellulitis and no more antibiotics, I downed a scrumptious glass of red (not allowed), chicken livers (not allowed), and a bag of liquorice all sorts (not allowed). Today I start afresh - Phew! I feel better knowing, and knowing it makes sense that it was not Cellulitis diagnosed x 2 by different G.P.'s
Seems it is quite a common problem with thyroid people, anyone else here got it?