I agree with you 100% Patrick.
Andrew has displayed all the classic signs of gout attacks during uric acid lowering. As uric acid has been 7.1 in the past, that is a guaranteed buildup of uric acid crystals. We have absolutely no idea how long that burden has been accumulating. But, I never assume it is under control until the gout patient has gone six months with both of the following:
- Uric acid consistently below 5mg/dL.
- No gout pain symptoms.
How doctors can get it so wrong confounds me. But, I’ve been doing this long enough now to know that they frequently get gout management totally wrong.
I hope Andrew can answer one question:
What is the name and address of the so-called rheumatologist you have just consulted? I want to warn other gout sufferers to stay well away.