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Gout Symptoms In The Big Toe

The other morning, early morning, I woke up with a painful tightness in my right big toe joint. I couldn’t understand why I just knew that it was in pain. It felt a lot like a sprain but I couldn’t remember spraining it at any point during the day before or any other recent time for that matter. I tried going back to sleep and managed to after laying there trying to position my legs and feet in a way to where they wouldn’t touch. I like to sleep on my sides and on my back but the blankets were too much for my toe. Not even the sheets could be supported by my toe! It was tough getting back to sleep but I managed.

I woke up a couple hours later and in more pain. I was confused by this point because I couldn’t pin point what the reasoning behind the tremendous pain was all about. I took some aspirin but that didn’t do much for it. I took a hot shower thinking that maybe the warm water might somehow make the pain go away. Then I iced it for a while and that numbed the pain, but that only brought the swelling down partially and temporarily as it became swollen again rather quickly after icing it.

I was scratching my head trying to figure out what was wrong with my foot. I’m not one to run to the doctor right away for just any little thing. The whole time I was trying to back track the previous days events to try and pin point the accident that might have happened, that I was obviously unaware of. I was weight training and other stuff but as I was trying to recall the events of my workout, I couldn’t seem to remember dropping any weights on my foot let alone my toe. This was bizarre.

By the end of the day that day, I had finally decided I was going to go see the doctor about it. I didn’t have any insurance coverage so I went down to the local health clinic and checked in. I thought some more about it as I sat in the waiting room to be called on. I was absolutely dumbfounded. I was like, “what am I going to tell the doctor when they ask me what I’m here for? They called my name.

So, I’m sitting there in the patient room waiting for the doctor. I don’t know why it is but I always seem to get butterflies in my stomsach when it comes to the doctor. Anyway, the doctor comes in and does the usual… hello, my name is doctor so and so, what are you in here for today, what’s going on, etc. I tell him all about it. He takes a look at my foot and I proceed to tell him about my confusion as to it being a sprain and such, and then he says, “oh, it looks like you have gout.”

I was like, “what is gout?” He proceeded to tell me that it’s a condition brought on by uric acid levels in your body that are high and that certain foods cause it. It’s like he’s speaking a foreign language to me. He went on to tell me that he was going to prescribe some medication for me and I was like, “yeah yeah, but why is it so painful and why does it feel like I broke it or sprained it or something?? I can’t even walk on the damn thing cause it feels like I might come crashing down because of the jolting pain. He says to me, “that’s just what happens to the joint tissue in the affected joint when the uric acid crystals are coming out. I was intrigued and thought to myself that I would start researching the whole subject immediately after I left!

The course of prescribed medication didn’t end up working as well as I thought it would, because it ended up coming back shortly thereafter. Through my research about the medicine I was taking, I had found out that it was harmful to my liver and kidneys. That’s when I went to work searching for an alternative treatment on the natural side. I found something awesome and began taking it as directed. Inside of like 2 weeks, I was gout pain free again and continued to take the natural gout treatment for routine maintenance and it was the best thing believe me. There were no side effects whatsoever, it knocked out my gout symptoms in a way were it would be hard to experience another gout attack ever again.

Along the way through my researching of the topic, I found out a lot about what causes gout and found that our diets, as well as genetics play a substantial role in why we suffer from gout. From sugars, to yeast in beer, to animal protein and shellfish, to being overweight and dehydrated. I was now armed with a whole lot more knowledge and information that would help me stave off future gout attacks!

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