Yeah, I'm here with ya bro. About 72 was my first encounter with the gout. This old body has known pain in most if not all places, but this was as excruciating as any I've ever known. Whoa!
1- Cut out or way back on beer if you so indulge. Drink lots of water instead.
2- Get you some ginger root, shred it and mix with honey and eat it.
3- Good Luck
Worked for me. I still enjoy a beer occasionally, but not many(it don't take as many as it used to) and if I feel it coming on, get out the ginger.