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Posted by Andrea on November 20, 2000 at 21:02:40:

In Reply to: Gout symptoms? posted by Teresa on October 23, 2000 at 11:47:55:

: I have had a nagging, arthritis-like pain in my big toe for weeks. Then for 2 nights waking up with stabbing pain. Now during the day I have intermittent achiness and a tingling numbness in the area.

: I have no family history of gout. I very rarely drink alcohol. I don't eat a lot of meat. Since I don't seem to fit the profile, and since I have the numbness, should I be considering some other possiblity for my symptoms, or does this sound like classic gout? Thank you for your help.

Hi, I thought I maybe had gout or arthritis too. My big toe hurt, but only sometimes especially after exercising. It eventually got to the point where my first step in the morning was painful. Now I am getting bunion surgery done. One doctor I saw said gout is very unlikely if you're still menstruating. I suggest you see a good podiatrist and make sure they take standing x-rays as well as doing a gait analysis.

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