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Keith Taylor
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“slightly elevated Uric acid levels” doesn’t give me enough information to help. I need the exact number. I’ve heard doctors call 8mg/dL “slightly elevated”. It makes me mad. Anything above 7 is dangerous, and needs urgent treatment.

I hate the idea of withholding treatment because you’re overweight. That’s just nonsense. I’m still overweight. But I found it much harder to lose weight before I got my gout under control. Some doctors don’t understand.

I understand your situation completely. I can help you through this. But I need very specific information.

As well as your exact uric acid numbers, I need to know exactly what meds you are taking with their daily doses.

Help me to help you, Irma. Gimme the numbers! I’m a data geek ❗ 🙂