Well, as I don't EVER do things by half, I've recently managed to "acquire" Osteoarthritis AND Gout. Neither of which I would wish on my worst enemy!
After 5 weeks of an extremely painful knee I've now started with my (2nd) bout of gout (in my toes). I've been given Colcocine (hopefully I've spelt it correctly) which helps but only slightly. This is the 2 bout of Gout in as many months. I'm now virtually housebound because I can't walk or drive. 😢
Does anyone else suffer with these conditions? Are they a common in people with Vasculitis? How do you cope? Along with all my other Vasculitis symptoms, this is really starting to get me down. My very sporadic social life is dwindling further down as I can't join in with outings etc.
I just wanted some (perverse!) reassurance that I'm not on my own!
Sorry for the moaning style of this letter, hopefully it hasn't ruined your Monday! 😬