To young to feel this way! My gout Story
by Larry Weinberg
Hello my name is Larry. I started having gout attacks at the age of 24, and I am now 33 years old. I started out having attacks in the big toe untill the last couple years. I went to a poditrist when I was 24 and they put me on allopurinol. I took the medication for about a year and still had attacks. I wasn't really concerned with my diet or drinking at the time. I have learned my lesson with drinking I just decided it wasn't worth the pain. I went to the the doctor a couple of weeks ago because my ankles where in severe pain. The doctor said my feet and joints look like a 80 year olds. I had to laugh even if it was at my expense. Just this last couple of weeks I have had issues with walking with severe pain in my feet and knees. The gout attack isn't going away it just moves to diffrent joints. In just a month I have had to call off work 3 times. I am in so much pain! I don't want to move I just want to sit on the couch and do nothing because it hurts when I move. I feel like a crippled because I have to use a cane to walk in my own house for support. All the doctors I have seen they all say I too young for this to be happening to me. I need help. This is more then just my big toe swelling up. I have had it in my ankles elbows fingers and knees. I am probably going to lose my job because I have called off to many times. I don't have insurance and that is another big problem.