Hey everyone, my name is mike. Im 40 years old and was diagnosed with gout about 4 years ago. I had an attack maybe once a year lasting about 2 weeks. Well, in the beggining of March i started having pain in my right knee so i figured it was my annual gout attack. Well, two weeks goes by and the pain has just not gone away. 2weeks turns into a month and now almost 5 months later I still have this pain, but not only is it in my right knee now it is in my left knee, left big toe, right big toe, and both ankles. I was fired from my job due to this nightmare and cannot support my family. Ive been on and off medications and i have no insurance. I just want answers. Will i be crippled for the rest of my life? Has anyone else had this? SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
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replied July 25th, 2007
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I am very sorry for the predicament you are in. I am sure with proper diagnosis and treatment you will be healthy again.

Can you go to see doctors at a county hospital? Does your disability insurance you had when you were working provide disability benefits now, including medical coverage? You may like to look into that. good luck.
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