When I first started getting Gout Flares, they would last about a week because I didn’t know what they were nor how to treat them.
Let me ask you, have you tried Methylprednisone packs? It’s usually a 6 day pack that starts with 6 tablets the first day, then 5, then 4….and so on. If you haven’t used this antibiotic, I’d highly suggest you do. For me, I always keep an extra pack on me at all times, just in case. Usually, if I felt a Gout flare coming on, I’d hit it with the Prednisone and some colchicine and within 2 hours it was gone. But I’d make sure to finish the 6 day supply.
Try that. You can also get a steriod injection into the site which really helps also. Try the medication first. 12 days is way too long to be suffering brother.