Gout pain has several different aspects to it – more than being the most obvious of gout symptoms.

In what way is gout the most painful for you?

Other than the excruciating pain that comes from excess uric acid continuing to crystallize in a joint, there are other debilitating aspects that need to be addressed. The redness, heat and swelling are incredibly uncomfortable but for many, the loss of income can be the greater pain that gout causes.

Another Perspective of Gout Pain

Gout pain can take on several different forms. The physical pain of gout can also bring various forms of mental and emotion distress. A long bout with gout can last several weeks and the wear on a person can take on a wide variety of characteristics.

Physical Pain

The physical pain of gout is the most well understood and recognized. The the throbbing pain searing through a joint for days on end is impossible to ignore. Because the pain is coming specifically from the crystallization of uric acid in the affected joint, it is best dealt with by a methodical process of raising the body chemistry to a more alkaline level.

Mental Anguish

It is impossible for those who have never experienced the torment of a prolonged gout attack to understand the toll is takes on a person, both physically and mentally. Anger and intense irritability are common emotions when one is plagued by chronic gout pain. If the gout episode persists for multiple days, feelings of depression often set in. A sense of hopelessness and helplessness can weigh heavily.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information advises that the psychological distress of people struggling with arthritic conditions like gout, should be addressed, evaluated and treated.

For many, the incessant pain that comes with gout brings about doubts of self worth, self esteem, and feelings of embarrassment. To be less than physically able, for men especially, can be hard the ego. From a primal point of view, losing the ability to fend for oneself or to hunt and gather, sparks panic from the survival instinct.

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Fear of Gout Pain

Many who struggle with chronic gout pain start to have what is akin to panic attacks; episodes of fear from imagining that gout is about to strike yet again. Plans for the future; important business meetings and business travel, vacations, events that require physical capability, can all be interrupted by the onset of a gout attack. Being mentally prepared for gout pain can be a fantasy creation that delivers very real fear.


   Remember!  Gout pain is optional.


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!