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Keith Taylor
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That was Patrick, not me.

But, I agree with all he says.

Allopurinol should be supervised with blood tests. Pain control is different. You’ve taken colchicine in the past, and I believe you have a prescription for an anti-inflammatory, and paracetamol. That is all the ingredients for a great gout pain control plan. But, have you got the right recipe?

The fundamentals are in How do I stop Gout Pain?

Block inflammation, reduce inflammation, block residual pain.

It’s dose dependent, and everyone has there own pain threshold. But, bad gout pain always needs maximum safe dose. As ever, you should check with your doctor, or pharmacist, that the doses for each component are safe, and the meds are all compatible with each other.