Had a very scary thing happen to me on NYE -- was at friends for poker party. A regular event. Well, at about 11pm I just crashed and burned (no alcohol for me) on friend's sofa. About 2:00 am they tried to roust me to get going (as in to home) and I simply could not get up. Incredible pain in my left leg and also in my right arm. So I spent the night on friends' sofa and the next day I could not get up either. So my friends had to "haul me" out to their truck, and then haul me to my apartment and into my apartment. I couldn't walk. Couldn't get arm to work. So off to the ER I went. They dx'ed me with gout of the right elbow and left foot/ankle. But entire left leg was gimpy. This just didn't make sense. I've had gout before, but not to the point that I could not walk at all ... just had to take a cab to ER, they got a wheelchair to roll me in and then out to cab again to go back to my apt. It's been six days now and I'm beginning to walk a bit better, but my question is: Does this happen to others? Just wondering if the gout was part of a flare or did the gout cause a major flare? I've never had a flare so badly that I couldn't walk at ALL!!! I've been having bad pains in left leg for about six months and am scheduled to see a neurologist in a couple of weeks -- soonest I could get an appt. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced inability to walk from a fibro flare? Is this just exacerbation of this DD? Like it's getting worse or such? My PCP (whom I saw after the ER visit) said it was just gout and of course, there IS no such thing as FIBRO!!! OK, smartypants doc, then why can't I WALK? I know this is a strange post -- just looking for some feedback from others who have lost ability to walk -- and not just from the gout. I'm stumped and a bit concerned. Thanks & Peace, Johnny B.