Then the question I’d ask my doctor friend is “What is it EXACTLY that is the proper Gout symptoms, since I have a Uric Acid above 7, and the joints in my fingers and toes hurt?” And why then was I prescribed a drug that SPECIFICALLY targets the main cause of Gout, Uric Acid?
These should be very basic and simple questions any doctor worth his salt should be able to answer, even if the guy is your friend.
As Keith and others have pointed out very often, Uric Acid has very harmful long term affects on the joints and elsewhere. I’d like to know if that’s his response, otherwise there is absolutely no reason to prescribe you a Uric Acid reducing drug.
Whatever the reason, keep that Uric Acid as low as possible and if you are not taking Allopurinol or Uloric, good luck.