I was diagnosed almost 3 weeks ago. I think I may have been misdiagnosed for the past 5 years. I have been told I have gout because of my swollen feet. Most recently my feet, ankles, knees, and hands swelled at the same time. My doctor continued to say gout although my uric acid levels were great. I demanded a referral to a rheumatologist and that's when I received my diagnosis. I love reading the posts and advice. There is so much love and empathy here.