27 yr old female & gout
my name is Jo, I am 27 years old, do not drink beer, am in a healthy weight range, i'm active & eat a balanced healthy diet.
i woke one sunday morning to what i thought was a stone bruise. during the course of the day the ball of my big toe joint swelled & went red. the pain was so intense i went to my local hospital who said i either was bitten by a spider or had an infection (even though i had no broken skin anywhere on my body) after taking the antibiotics for 4 days & no improvement i went to see another dr who this time told me it was definitely an infection and to keep taking my antibiotics.
after another 2 days, things had still not improved, my foot was still swollen, still inflamed, still painful. this time i saw a different Dr, this Dr said that it looks like I am suffering from gout. from all my research so far, gout would be very uncommon in a person of my description. does anyone else know of any young, healthy female sufferers??