Diet is certainly a factor but doctors believe that hereditary factors are often more important. If you take certain meds like diurectics that can also be a problem. I would seriously doubt that eating a steak or even many of them triggered your gout...if that is what you have. The pain you describe is typical...about
11 or 12 on a 1-10 scale.
See your doctor. He will do a blood test and put you on something like indomethicin and then a maintenance drug and talk to you about diet if necessary.
In medieval times it was the disease of royalty...they ate meat and drank more than commoners. How much of it was hereditary is conjecture as European royals are highly inbred. If ignored, gout will destroy joints and can even lead to loss of limbs but that is unheard of in modern times. It is usually a very easily treatable condition.
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf. Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 25mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.