Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting this…

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It started out slowly–almost like a whisper.

Then, throughout the morning/afternoon, it grew louder.

The pain intensified. It was like a burning sensation in my ankle.

Whenever I put pressure on it, It felt like someone was taking needles, setting them on fire, and digging them into my ankle. Why must pain like this exist?

There was a moment–a few moments, actually–when I assumed I was imagining the pain. I thought, “Britney, this has got to be in your head. There is no way that this is real.” But it was real. It was real, and it was consuming me.

It wasn’t till I talked to a dear friend, Roger Alexander, when I realized what my problem was.

I have Gout.

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So what the heck is Gout?

From the popular WebMD,

Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. These attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Over time, they can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues.

Gout is caused by uric acid in the blood. But when uric acid levels in blood are too high, the uric acid may form hard crystals in your joints. For me, it was in my ankle.

To be honest, I don’t know much about it, and crutches are on the way, but this new pain sucks!

I also read that uric acid build-up can be triggered with stress–and boy, let me tell you, stress and I have become the best of friends.

I’ll probably get checked out soon! And I’ll give an update if anything else happens.

Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting this . . .

Check out next week’s blog (I’ll actually be blogging about something beneficial! Haha)

Till Next Time,

Peace and Love

Britney

 

 

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  • Gout can have a major negative impact on overall health and wellbeing. Anybody with gout can tell you how excruciatingly painful it is. Good news is most patients with gout can gain control of symptoms and continue to lead an active life if they follow a combination of medication and lifestyle modification with doctor’s orders.

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