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Obviously I don’t understand what’s going on in your body either considering I haven’t even seen your foot! But if you are indeed suffering from gout (which sounds plausible), I know you need to keep your uric acid down for many months in a row. And I know 100mg allopurinol is inadequate in your situation. As far as I can tell, you only had about a month of low uric acid starting about 6 weeks ago.
If getting a better diagnosis with more specific tests isn’t realistic in your situation, best assume you have gout and see if the treatment works. That’s better than simply waiting without a treatment. If you don’t have gout, the treatment will not make your foot worse and if you do, the treatment will do wonders for you in the long run even if it causes increased pain for a little while. If you have gout, the more you delay, the harder it’ll be for you to get rid of it.
We can’t give you medical advice. Ideally, a doctor (it doesn’t need to be a specialist) would approve the daily medication you take. If you want to restart Uloric on your own authority because you can’t get an appointment with a reasonable doctor, that’s on you. It wouldn’t be crazy in my opinion considering you didn’t experience serious ill effects from taking for 40 days but I obviously can’t recommend it or take responsibility for any consequences. In any case you’ll need to keep seeing doctors and getting regular blood tests for liver function and so forth as long as you take any drug on a daily basis.

Since gout treatments work very slowly, you could also get better relief from gout symptoms in the meantime and I’m sorry for not posting about that but the main thing you need to work on right now is to get your uric acid down as quickly as you can.