Too young for gout ?
Hi I'm 34 lived a life full of exercise boxing kickboxing going to the jym work all week n take the weekends off. Having beers pizza and enjoying myself then being sensible during the week woke up middle of the night last year extreme pain in my right foot thought must have over done something not knowing what it was I suffered on with it till I had to go to hospital they xrayed me and gave me bubrofen after about 6 weeks the symptoms past so I continued to live life the same way till this year I got the same symptoms on the other foot which sent alarm bells ringing how could this be and started to read into it and self diagnosed myself with gout went to the doctors they took my blood and what do ya no I've got gout the doctor said I was much too young to have gout as I was in good shape and allways kept myself that way . The gout had eased at this time and I had a holiday with my friends to Ibiza booked so went on it anyway we partied and had a great time over 4 days. Three days after I got home I got a bad pain in my right knee then the big toe then the little toe was agony couldn't walk by the time I was home 5 days luckily I was off work for the weeknd and I had started on naproxen which helped me back on my feet for work on Monday. I havnt had a drink or a takeaway or anything high in saturated fat for 3 weeks now my feet feel great tho my knee is still sore on and off I just hope I'm not gonna b lyk this for the rest of my life I don't mind not drinkn or eating healthy just hope that's enough to keep the gout at bay just wish the doctors could have diagnosed me last year think I could have slowed down the gout in the earlier stages : ( I sympathise with all sufferers joe. Ireland