Hi there my husband had swere pain n swelling in his left toe n the part underneath it.He spend 2 weeks in pain then we asked the gp and he took blood test and said he has got Gout .when I researched it came as arthritis. we became so sad n hopeless as we had plans to go to Umra (for religious purposes) and it was really heart breaking as I read that a person gets disable by the time n he had to spend all life in sewere pain and there is no cure of this disease that was all based on google research. i couldn't eat anything for 3 days .He kept quite n didntwant to talk about it as he was holding. his tears and sadness from me . we r still so confused what to do as gp just said that avoid meant n lentils. even though wen I researched on Google they tell to avoid so many foods . really upset not sure what to eat .and wts future holding for us . our daughter is only 9 month and I lost so much blood in delievery and I m too weak to look after him. Hes hiding his pain from me but I know hes in pain. pls guide us I luckily found this page after spending days on research for arthritis . hope It go ok .