People always said that those with ghout are the rich and famous.
I was first attacked by ghout while working with Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. I remembered one day after coming back from our normal ceramah programme when suddenly my right ankle felt hot and souring. Someone which I cant remembered tried to massage it and of course it hurts me too much.
After sometime, I realise it was ghout and I inherited it from my father and he got it from my grandmother. Well, it is a family tradition after all – a gifted tradition by ALlah.
Previously, when ghout attacked me – I will take ponstan – a pair of blue and white pill (tablet). It cure you after 3 – 4 hours. When I was in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I took ponstan. For your info. medicines are cheap in Pakistan – ALlah bless Pakistan. I remembered one of my journey to the hilly Azzad Kashmir, a day before I had ghout (in Pakistan you cant escape taking dhal, mutton and meat), what I did? I took 4 tablets of ponstan and drink a lot of water – plain water and ALhamdulillah in the morning when I woke up – I’m able to walk as usuall.
In my latest trip to Kashmir during 2005 earthquake, towards the ends of my working trip, I was again attacked by ghout – Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir was laughing at me as he keep mentioning that I’m young and yet have ghout… well…
Lately, a friend of my age who also had ghout though his waist and body is less from me by 2 times introduced me with another reliable medication for ghout – he introduced indocit to me. Indocit is superb – it cure your ghout faster than ponstan. Once, I felt that my ankle start to pain, I took indocit immediately and it reduce the pain much faster than I expected.
However, my best advise is to control your food consumption and reduce your weight – ideal weight is the best treatment for ghout. Yesterday, after 10 am, I was again attacked by ghout the latest after almost 6 months without ghout – and my indocit had finished – and the nearest pharmacy has closed. My only resort is to drink as many as possible plain water, and that what I did. Today, in the morning – I’m able to walk and run again as usuall. Drink a lot of water but you must urinate it as much as possible to because the acid is going out with your urine.
To safe you from ghout – dont take plenty of nuts – peanut, soya, dhal etc, do not take a lot of meat, mutton, and sour food or drinks. Take more on green vegetables and soup. Adios.
Shahrul Peshawar, Kg. Baru
further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gout