Too much protein - hurt kidneys and gout?
I have been on a new weight-gaining/bodybuilding diet. I am 6' and 150 pounds, and I have been eating a 3200-calorie diet, 25% protein, 25% fat, 50% carbs.
After a month, I started having dull pains in my kidneys on (let's call it) Day 1. By day 3 and 4, I was feeling somewhat better (I had also not ingested that much protein). Day 6 I got this pain in my foot that I think was gout. On Day 7, I ate a lot of protein again (not as much as I had had earlier, though), and on Day 8 (and part of Day 9), my kidneys hurt again.
OK, so I'm pretty sure that my 200+ grams of protein a day were related to the kidney pain/gout. (Unfortunately, much fitness/nutrition advice out there is bad - I have since read from a doctor and others who say my protein intake should be around 140 grams a day, tops).
I'm on a low-ish protein diet (~50g a day, or so) for a little while.
Question is, how long would it take for my kidneys to be fine again? I want to boost my protein again to 140, but I don't want to strain them if they aren't fully healed yet.
A week? Two? Any ideas?