Hi there, I had a terrible time with excruciating gout, about 5 weeks ago, in my kneecap. The time before that was about 9 months ago which started in my big toe on my left foot. On my last visit to the Nephrologist I was told that my gfr was now at 14. Twelve months ago it was 26. I am hoping now that the decline has something to do with the gout. However, I am now being assessed for a transplant, but hoping that my gfr will maybe increase now that my uric acid levels are normal and the gout has cleared out. Does anyone else have problems with gout. I was diagnosed with Glomleronephritis 35 years ago.