Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
HuwG Playing Guitar with Gout (36) RE: Playing Guitar with Gout 20 May 08


Cracking name for a group. Do they need a drummer or bass player ...

I have also suffered from the condition, which came on when I was 44. I would maintain that I did not have a lifestyle of pate and port, although my GP did once point out that real ale which has not been left to mature for long enough contains several compounds which can greatly exacerbate gout. After one or two nasty attacks, I went on the wagon. The local pub closed down. (I exaggerate, as usual.)

I was prescribed diclopheniac sodium, which brings the swelling and pain down after a day of cold sweat and pounding headache. A friend who dabbles in homeopathy and herbal medicines has recommended colchisime, which I believe can be a deadly poison, so I'll pass that invitation, thank you.

I have never used a wah-wah or other rocker-type pedal, though I can well imagine how painful it must be to try and use one with a swollen toe. Perhaps you and the drummer could adapt a kick pedal so that stamping with the heel only depresses the front end of the wah-wah, although the arrangement would look like an orthopaedic surgeon's nightmare on stage.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.