I just don’t know what’s happened to me this year! I’ve never had any problems with pains in my joints. I’ve suffered with gout for 30 years and take allopurinol tablets. This year I’ve had 3 periods of it. My blood test said 327 so I’m supposed to take 3 tablets but to be honest there isn’t any difference between 2 and 3. Three months ago I started with pains in my feet and it hurts to put your feet on a hard floor without something on them. My right knee has become painful and I can hardly get up from kneeling down. This week the bone on my left foot (opposite your shin) is weak and hardly supports my weight. To top it off my hands are becoming very stiff and I can hardly open bleach bottles etc. I know gout is connected to arthritis but I really feel I want referring to a rheumatologist to sort things out before things get so bad. It’s hard when you’re trying to be proactive and look after your health in any way you can. I am 64 and have always been active by walking gym diy etc. If anybody has got any help or advice it would be great.