I occasionally suffer from gout and have a flair up once in a while. If I watch what I eat and exercise I can go many months or a year, maybe longer without a flair up. I can feel one coming on and if I take my meds right away I can endure with little or no pain.
A few months ago I had a huge flair up. My right large toe swelled twice it's size. I started my meds but didn't catch it in time. My toe got even bigger that it ruptured. This was the first and only time that had happened. It was gross! All this liquid & blood oozed out. I went in to see the doctor.
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