Yes, yes, I know. Crusty Club Men sucking Port and chomping Stilton. But is seems not. Fully fit 27 year old fails to turn up this evening. Waiting for hours in A&E with really bad pain & swelling in left knee. Now calls in to tell me that the considered opinion is that he has Gout and will need NSAID's, ice packs. leg elevation and off for rest of week. Anybody had this? Is it as bad as is claimed?