I woke up at 4am with writhing and excruciating pain on Boxing Day. My left ankle was swollen and throbbing as if it was crushed by a car. Pain 10/10! I didn't know what I was suffering from, I thought this was the most unusual case I've ever experienced. The following day, the pain hasn't subsided, my feet turned into a balloon and it was lightly purple! My toes were like little sausages and I was in so much pain!
Then I finally chose to go to doctors and he kind of suggested that I may have gout because all the swelling is from the joint. I read up on gout and as I was reading, it basically described what I was dealing with. :( The only thing that baffles me is the diet part of gout, I am chef by trade and I eat everything under the moon so how does it make sense when gout starts now?
Does anyone here suffer from gout and how do you deal with it?