I have had the following symptoms for the last 5 years.
very painful joints that will swell up.
I was told that instead of too much muric acid in my body ,I don't have enough.
The doctors say that I have Presuemo Gout.They say that this is a disease
that generally is found in men after the age of 60.
I am currently 34 years old.
The first flare up i ever had was in my left foot.2 months later it was in my
right knee.Since then I have experienced at least 1 flare-up a month that generally keep me from being able to walk.
A brief summary consists of flare-ups in both feet, both knees, and
both hips.While I am not able to walk during the flare-ups I have however
been able to contenue to work. Two months ago I had my first flare-up
in first my left hand ,and shortly there after my right hand.
At this time both hands are swollen, and I simply can not even drive.
My mother is typing this letter to you, for I am unable to do so.
There are so many questions I want answers to that I am not sure where to start. There fore I am simlpy going to list them in the hopes that you can answer them for me.
1. Why do my symptons mimic gout except that my joints do NOT
2. Why does the medicine not help?
3. Have I been misdiagnosed?
4.Is there a program or study that I could join that might help me
and possibly defrey the rising cost of medical bills?
I repair and re wire electric motors for a living.
In searching for answers, I came across a diease called Wilson's diease.
5.Could I possibly have Wilson's diease?
6. How could I find out.
7. Please respond as quickly as possible, for I feel as though ALL HOPE IS GONE FROM ME.