Well this thread is plenty old, but in case you are still wondering, gout is a real pain as you have found out.
I take a daily pill named Alipurinol to help. And I have a capsule called Indomethicin that I take just as soon as I feel a slight pain in my toes. One or at most two of the indomethicin is enough to knock it out of me if I catch it early. I take them one at a time 4 hours apart.
I drink beer and eat red meat. Both can give you trouble with gout. Lots of younger guys suffer with gout along with us old codgers.