Woke up last night from a great sleep. Agony in my right foot and I do mean agony. it felt like somebody had set fire to my big toe while crushing it in a vice. I would describe this a screaming toothache for the foot. No sleep to be had. Even having a light bed sheet touch my foot hurt. Foot swelled up and went bright red. No chance of getting a shoe on this morning. Googled it (I know). Gout. No way said I. Oh yes confirmed the doc. 100% gout. He also has suffered so prescribed industrial pain killers and anti-swelling drugs. Now manageable but still very swollen. Never had anything like this in my life, so a shock to be told I have Gout.