- Oct 1, 2018
- New London
For the past two months or so (about the same time that I've been on a catheter), I've had occasional severe pain in my right heel in the middle of the night. Last night was excruciating and even hurt to touch my sheet. It felt like my foot was being squeezed by a vice grip that was heated by a volcano and studded with nails. The pain pretty much subsides during the day, though as I write this I can feel some lingering. Until last night, I thought it was plantar fasciatis, but last night it occurred to me that it might be gout. My father has periodic gout. Could this be hitting me too now? I know that gout comes from purine, but I don't eat any of the triggering foods. I'm 100% tube fed so all I eat is Kate Farms peptide and Liquid Hope. I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced this or has any thoughts.