Just wondering if anyone here has gout or had much info on it. There is plenty of info on the net but I can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I used to drink and eat high protein and I would get pain in my big toe on either foot every now and then. I figured it was gout. Doc said quite possibly but never confirmed. It seemed as though it would flare up when I would get right into lifting and taking in a lot of whey powder. And the beer. I don't drink at all anymore but have been lifting seriously again and taking a lot of whey again. The toe pain is back right now. It's not too bad right now, I walk without even limping but I know how bad it can get. I actually had it in both ankles at one point and had to take an entire week off of work because I couldn't even walk. I've been to the doc several times for it but they were never able to pull a fluid sample from a joint that had a full blown attack to see what it was. I have read that whey protein is actually prescribed for people with gout so they can get their protein needs met because it doesn't cause gout. WTF is wrong with me? I have been to the doctor probably 8 or 10 times in my life for this and it is still a big ????????? Help?