JeffJ: I didn't have time to respond on the other thread that is now closed about your gout problem.
My Grandmother had it and I inherited it from her. It took several years to figure out the culprit that was causing the flare-ups. For me it was tinned sardines, tinned herring, and chicken thighs. Sardines have one of the highest amounts of purines except for organ meats. (Avg: 480mg/100g uric acid).
I keep a bottle of colchicine on hand at all times. I haven't had an attack in over a year, but I used to get them every couple months. I honestly thought a person would pass out before reaching the threshold of pain gout induces.