The second toe on my right side hurts when I walk (It's never hurt in the past) and my left eye is bloodshot (never has Happened before) I woke up shakey.... Nothing differnet has happened today.
To your knowledge should I be concerned? Do you have any ideas?
If the toe pain started suddenly as opposed to gradually becoming worse then the most likely culprit would be a tendonitis. It sometimes does not take much to inflame the tendon. Just moving slightly wrong can cause it. For example I was out doing some yard work once. I had a shovel in one hand and some ivy roots in the other. I turned to throw the roots in to pile and all of a sudden I literally heard the tendon below the middle finger pop. It was in the hand holding the shovel so I did not twist it, bang it or anything. It took months for it to heal.
Gout is another possibility, but the pain would be in the joint, and it usually in more than one.
Is the pain in the joint or does it extend under the toe?
As for the bloodshot eye it sounds like you maybe hit your eye in your sleep. If it were allergies then both eyes would be affected. The fact that you woke up shaky make me think that you could have been having a nightmare, in which case you would have been more likely to hit yourself in your eye.
I've been driinking more water. and my feet are a lot less swollen, As far as other issues (such as heart or kidneys) - not that I know of and the doc didn't find anything a couple of months ago.
Drinking more water helps to flush excess salt out of the system that can cause you to retain water. You could be getting extra sodium from some unsuspected source, or you are not getting enough potassium, which displaces sodium.
Have you tried increasing your potassium? Either supplements of potassium rich foods like oranges, papaya, kiwis, watermelon or ripe bananas?
I eat a banana a every day - I supplement with Twinlab's Potassium Citrate Caps 99mg some days and I eat potatoes on some days. Is that enough potassium?
How much potassium a banana has will depend on how ripe it is. As the banana ripens it draws potassium from the peel increasing the potassium levels in the fruit.
As for potatoes make sure to eat the skins as well as the meat.
As for how much potassium is adequate it will depend on how much sodium you are getting. It takes about 8 parts of potassium to remove 1 part of sodium. If you are getting a lot of sodium and retaining it then you are not getting enough potassium to keep the sodium in check.
Since the capsules are easier to determine your intake I recommend going with these. You can safely take 99mg 3 times daily as long as you are not on potassium sparing diuretics or are retaining potassium for some reason, which does not sound like the case. But I do want people who are to be aware that potassium supplementation can be a problem in these cases.