Today I found out that I have gout. I am a girl in her early 20s, not an old fat white guy (which is the typical sufferer). It was probably triggered by a hormone condition I have. This condition causes me to gain weight, have excess hair, and in general have a higher testosterone level. Logically I know that there are much worse things that I could have and I try very hard to keep that in mind, but today has been hard. Between the gout and the symptoms of my hormone condition, I feel incredibly unfeminine and I really wish I could catch a break with some of this stuff.