Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , and a lot of other stuff associated with Lupus!
The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...
Thank you Donna, Bill, and Jessica for your replies...
Oh Wow! I looked up gout in google images and that is exactly what it looks like! I will say that this by far is nothing like the pain I have experienced in the past. Its kind of like a toothache, I know its there and its persistant but not horrible. I am wearing shoes and doesnt seem to affect it.
I don't think the bunion is an option because it came up during the night. I know it wasnt there last night because I gave myself a manicure and would have noticed the massive buldge on my foot. I did call my nephrologist (he is the one that gave me the hydroclorathizide (SP) and that is the one that has gout as a side effect, rare but still listed. I am waiting to here back on what he has to say!
I have been avoiding high protein foods because of my kidneys but I broke down and had a big fat juicy steak on Tuesday (which was amazing), could that be what has caused this?