I hope someone reading this has some ideas or suggestions but I have just recently been afflicted with gout; inflammation of the first joint of the big toe, right foot… Let me just say that I felt the pain early in the morning around 5 AM and it kills… walking was a bitch… losing sleep was bad enough.
I looked up “gout” on Google and the killer news was that it appears I am going to have to minimize my protein intake, not good news for someone pushing the iron… What does this mean for my protein shakes ???
My question now is: Are there any other lifters out there like me ? Suffering from gout and having to closely watch your protein intake ? Please let me know as I am hoping to minimize these attacks as much as possible as the pain is incredible (as anyone will tell you who has gone through it)
** Any help from people in similar circumstances is greatly appreciated. My father has/had (?) gout but it seems to have more or less gone away.