I have just had my second gout attack. The first one was only three weeks ago. I am now taking the good ACV, drinking good cherry juice, eating cherries etc., and the pain went away in fifteen hours, but the swelling is not subsiding How long does the swelling usually last. From everything I have read on this site I thought it didn't last too long. It has been four full days now. I will continue with these drinks even when it is over, this time. I am not going to take any chances again. Thank you all for sharing. Without this site I would be beside myself and we would probably both be in pain LOL.