I have been getting gout since I was 27, and had surgical removal of tophi from my big toe when I was about 34. I then started taking allopurinal daily, and continued taking it until i was 46.
I stopped taking it, and now about a year later I've noticed the tophi has returned in the same area. I stopped taking it because I stopped drinking, and I didn't feel I needed it anymore, yet it's back, but not quite as severe yet. Any advice?