I have just got back from the doctor who has confirmed that I have gout which is a form of arthritis apparently. After Friday my foot got worse and by Sunday was swollen to about twice it's size, bright red, and painful doesn't even begin to describe it! He thinks it's caused by some other pills I've been taking, even though I've had those for years. I have to stop those, but take the anti-inflamatories and the painkillers he's given me, keep off my foot and keep it raised for a week and that should clear it for now. Then I start the pills again and we see what happens! I'm feeling sorry for myself!