There seem to be many who suffer from the aches and pains of gout. I noticed there's even an MR User Name attached to it. For those who've had episodes or attacks, it can hurt like a big dog. Do any MR members have gout or have had gout-related pain? What really causes it? It has been a long time belief that consumption of red meat and some seafoods can be a cause (uric acid) which is why it has been called "the rich man's disease". What things have you done which have seemed to help alleviate the pain or make attacks less frequent and severe?